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Re: [Axiom-developer] Aldor

From: daly
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Aldor
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:39:33 -0400

Well I spent the night thinking about it and, frankly, I'd
say that Haskell has taken over the niche where Aldor could
have been. Haskell has an interactive mode, a strong compiler,
strong type checking, multi-core support, and a much larger
user population. I don't see that Aldor offers any advantages
at this point.

Its been on my queue of things to do to figure out how to
generate haskell using the same mechanisms we use to generate
Fortran. Something like )set output haskell


On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 22:27 +0200, Ralf Hemmecke wrote:
> On 10/16/2011 09:14 PM, address@hidden wrote:
> >> PS: Yes, I'm still hoping that one day Aldor becomes free. :-)
> >
> > I think you over-estimate the value of a "free Aldor" and underestimate
> > the costs.
> Sure, I do. ;-) But a non-free Aldor cannot serve the scientific 
> community at all. All CAS people that were interested in Aldor already 
> lost interest.
> Better it is free and there is a little chance that some day someone 
> picks it up) than non-free and unmaintained.
> It's completely clear to me that it will take quite some time to build a 
> community around Aldor. The longer it takes to get it free, the higher 
> the chances that Aldor will be completely forgotten.
> Well, it's Stephen's choice to let his baby die. I don't have the 
> copyright so I can do nothing but ask.
> Ralf

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