16.080 highly constrained languages

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 05:39:39 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 80.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 10:30:48 +0100
             From: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
             Subject: Re: highly constrained languages


    Those who enjoyed the discussion on highly constrained languages might
    also enjoy an article by Guy Steele at

    Guy Steele is a (programming) language designer, most recently famous
    for his participation in the design of the Java language. The central
    bulk of the paper is about suggestions for enlarging that language, and
    is of rather specialised interest, but the organising principle of the
    paper, which is part of its point, is fun to watch unfold; and if you
    work out the precise rule involved before the explanation on page three,
    you're clearly awake enough this morning.

    Best wishes,


    Norman Gray                        http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/norman/
    Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK     norman@astro.gla.ac.uk

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