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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: bootstrap Meta/Boot

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: bootstrap Meta/Boot
Date: 10 Aug 2007 08:39:24 -0500

"M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <address@hidden> writes:

| address@hidden wrote:
| >> But does it really need so many sub-languages?
| > 
| > Well, that's a religious question.
| > 
| > Some on the wailing list feel that Meta and Boot should be recovered,
| > made strongly typed, and closer to the algebra language.  On the plus
| > side it will be claimed that these are "higher level" (or could be
| > made into higher level since they are really just syntactic sugar).
| > On the minus side Meta and Boot are languages with 3 people who read
| > them and no-one who writes them.
| Oh ... OK ... Aldor, SPAD, Boot *and* Meta ... yet another language. :)

Notice that the "expert" in Meta following the discussion had
expressed his opinion.  He suggested to move to a single parser, which
would make reviving Meta a non issue.

Now, it you know Spad, them I claim you know Boot.

-- Gaby

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