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Re: [Axiom-developer] Aldor?

From: C Y
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Aldor?
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:07:02 -0800 (PST)

--- Frederic Lehobey <address@hidden> wrote:

> I am very sad for people from the Axiom community to give 
> such a message as `we have such a good free software that 
> we are willing to drop it for an other replacement, please
> open source this possible substitute'.

Aldor is a conceptual heir of SPAD, and fixes some known problems with
the SPAD language.  Since part of Axiom's philosophy is to do things
RIGHT, it makes sense to want to use the most advanced form of the
language available, if in fact it IS available.  We can and will work
with SPAD if we need to, but if a better alternative exists it is
logical to pursue it until it is clear that that option is not
available.  Either case is acceptable, but there is a hesitancy about
doing major work on the math part of Axiom until it is clear which
language we will be using.  I tend to think of Axiom in the same way I
think of TeX - it is attempting to become EXTREMELY high quality
software, in every way.  Aldor would presumably aid us in that goal. 
But, at least for my part, if I am going to learn a new language I
would like to know which one to focus on from the get-go.


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