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Re: [Axiom-developer] sbcl and Axiom

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] sbcl and Axiom
Date: 26 Jul 2006 17:54:31 +0200

"Page, Bill" <address@hidden> writes:


| Languages like Boot, SPAD, and Aldor on the other hand are all
| precursors to languages that are currently undergoing rapid
| development, e.g. Python, Ruby, Haskell, Ocaml and several
| others. They seem to have significant appeal to a majority
| of open source developers and are being rapidly adopted for
| many large and significant projects. In my opinion we should
| be actively promoting this aspect of the Axiom project and
| *not* attempting to eliminate it. As far as I can see, this is
| the only way that we have any chance of increasing the number
| of active Axiom developers.

Indeed; I would prefer to promote the "pattern" aspect of boot --
though it really is rustic -- that to demonize Boot.  I don't clearly
like its layout rule.  Clearly.  Boot with real type system will start
looking like Haskell :-)

-- Gaby

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