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[Bug-apl] Ideas for an online demo-version of GNU APl

From: baruchel
Subject: [Bug-apl] Ideas for an online demo-version of GNU APl
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:50:33 +0100
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it is well known that Dyalog APL and NGN APL both have an online demo version
which is a very nice feature:
  * for trying some quick idea when not at home;
  * for letting other people discover GNU APL;
  * for providing some kind of "permanent link" in forums, etc. (for instance
    on "golf" challenge forums;
  * etc.

Both systems are quite different:
  * Dyalog APL has a server-side software
  * NGN APL has a client-side javascript software

Of course, the server-side software needs some special care:
  * security issues if the user is allowed to execute some system commands;
  * CPU/memory/time quotas

Wouldn't it be nice to have GNU APL providing its own demo-version?

I browsed a little and found about Emscripten:

It looks like even some large projects could be "easely" compiledinto 

Do you think it would be easy to do it with GNU APL?

If someone is able to compile it to javascript, I could perfectly write the 
web interface as a contribution.

Best regards,

Thomas Baruchel

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