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Re: [Bug-apl] Improving the visibility of programming languages derived

From: Dan King
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Improving the visibility of programming languages derived from Iverson’s mathematical notation
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 01:37:31 -0500
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Thank you for taking the initiative on this.

I would like to let everyone in the Toronto area to know that I have started a local group, the
Toronto JAPLK meetup group -  http://www.meetup.com/JAPLKSIG/
Please sign up and give me your ideas for presentation topics.

The times have never been better for derivatives of Iverson notation languages.
Most of the problems of the past are gone. Nobody does compiles anymore. Everything is JIT compiled.
Notation and APL characters are no longer a problem.

Improvements in machine performance have rendered insignificant any minor differences in performance.

If you are nearby, Please come out and join the Toronto JAPLK meetup group.
......Dan King

On 16-03-09 07:35 PM, LaRocque, Guy (NRCan/RNCan) wrote:

Dear colleagues,


You are receiving this email because you are a member of the steering committee of an association or belong to the community of developers or consultants of a programming language derived from Iverson’s mathematical notation, including APL, J, K, A+, Nial or Gauss. Recently, I had a discussion with APL colleagues about the international visibility of these different array programming languages. We are aware of the fact that the majority of associations, developers and consultants have good web sites with a lot of good information, but our impression is that there is a lack of good communications among the different associations in different parts of the world.


The reason I am sending you this email is to suggest the idea of forming an informal international group that will improve communications among the organizations and users of languages derived from Iverson’s mathematical notation. This international group could (1) establish linkages between the web sites of the different associations, developers or consultants, (2) organize webinars, (3) assemble lists of users across the world, and (4) provide efficient means of internet communications among organizations and users.


The objective of this idea is not to create a “super” organization that will consider existing groups as affiliates, but simply to promote good communications and improve the visibility and use of the different languages. If you like the idea and wish to initiate discussions, please, let me know.


Kind Regards


Guy Larocque



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