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Papers from the Lost Culture of Array Languages
2012 is the 50th anniversary of Ken Iverson's A Programming Language, which described the notation that became APL (even though a machine executable version of APL didn't exist yet). Since then there's been APL2, Nial, A+, K, Q, and other array-oriented languages. Iverson (1920-2004) teamed with Roger Hui to create a modern successor to APL, tersely named J, in the late 1980s.
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2 days ago by rcyphers
re A deep dive into APL (Hacker News)
rebootthesystem on Mar 28, 2017

I am blown away to see how frequently APL seems to come up on HN these days, a language I used professionally for over ten years.
As much as I love it I have to say one of the issues with APL is that it was way ahead of it's time. Because of that it struggled to run on computers of that era.
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10 days ago by rcyphers
Kona - Open-source implementation of the K programming language
What is Kona?

Kona is the open-source implementation of the K programming language. K is a synthesis of APL and LISP. Although many of the capabilities come from APL, the fundamental data construct is quite different. In APL the construct is a multi-dimensional matrix-like array, where the dimension of the array can range from 0 to some maximum (often 9). In K, like LISP, the fundamental data construct is a list. Also, like LISP, the K language is ASCII-based, so you don't need a special keyboard.

For many people, K was the preferred APL dialect. When it was available, it tended to be popular with investment bankers, the performance obsessed, and analysts dealing with lots of data. It is a demanding language.

You can find further information about Kona at the wiki:
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16 days ago by rcyphers

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