[seqfan] Re: J-language.

Olivier Gerard olivier.gerard at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 10:31:42 CEST 2010

I concur with Antti,

J is a very interesting language I have been using from time
to time.  The pleasure of concision in expressing algorithms
in it is really rewarding and the use of operators reminds of
adjuncts in category theory.  I regret that they are not completely
free sourcing it but they provide enough platform support.

I remind you that tastes and colors of programming languages
are not the subject of seqfan.  The fact that someone dislikes
the look of a programming language's source is not a good reason
to delete a working and correct entry in a field of the OEIS.

In fact, the more programs and programming paradigms
in the OEIS, the better.

But editing these programs can be a challenging task. The OEIS
will certainly need more work from expert programming editors.


On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 08:33, Antti Karttunen <antti.karttunen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Douglas McNeil, Simoun Plouffe and Joerg Arndt wrote about the J language
> (see below).
> No, it's not a joke, but a matrix language based on APL, where the special
> function/operator signs of APL has been replaced with the familiar and more
> easily remembered ASCII characters. ;-)
> And I actually downloaded it just two days ago, for computing a few
> specific
> sequences to OEIS.
> Cheers,
> Antti Karttunen

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