I would modify the data model and/or process graph or use an
adequate programming language.
In my opinion, having to rely on data content to control program
flow is 'costly'.
(My be one reason too, that APL has no language specific regular
My highest priority for APL would be the mapping between an apl
name and a file,
directory, a db-table, a spread sheet or an editor instance.
APL was designed to contain code and data in a 'closed' workspace.
Those days data entry was done by human nature - into the work
Nowadays I get the data very likely from somewhere outside of the
⍎ ')host' and piping are already a big help here.
But for example analyzing a web page, that is being done faster in
Having a proper infrastructure in APL, like
page ← ⎕curl '...url...'
could return all link tags. - just dreaming:-)
However - please no if/then/else
Am 20.02.21 um 19:59 schrieb
I saw the new thrends aka Quad-XML, Quad-JSON, Quad-FFT and so
but I think thoses will never be used in real life or quite
I really think that Juergen should be looking at
:for var :in array
this will eases newcommers to the language.
I know that APL goal is to do a whole "program" in one or two
lines of code...
but the language must accomodate newcommers.
I asked for that several years ago (may me 8 or 10 years)
Juergen ansewered at that time "this can be done" but I wont yet
well my principal next improvements wish list is
my real though,