I only just read Ian's challenge after I made my post but - challenge
accepted!

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 1:35 AM, Devon McCormick <devon...@gmail.com> wrote:

> How similar are both APL and J?
> - Compared to almost every other computer language, they are nearly
> identical.
>
> To the best of my recollection APL could be written with EBCDIC so why J?
> - EBCDIC, to the best of my recollection, supported extended character
> sets, sometimes through the use of "code pages".  This severe limitation of
> character representation, since solved say some, was seen by Iverson and
> others as enough of a reason to try again with a purely ASCII character set.
>
> Can APL do everything J can do and visa versa?
> - Insofar as both are Turing-complete, of course. (I'm sure others could
> elaborate on this)
>
> Can APL and J be forced to be strongly typed?
> - Why would you want to do that?  But, yeah, sure - J is open-source as
> are some APLs, so you could implement that any way you see fit.
>
> Are APL and J capable of being Object Oriented like C++ or C#?
> - If you want to emulate that style, you could do it but, again, why?
>
> Would one view J as a superset of APL?
> - I think it was intended to be something like that but APL has evolved
> independently at the same time so it's less clear now.
>
> Are J and APL more than niche languages?
> - I hope not for the sake of everything rational.
>
> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 11:27 PM, jane dalley <jane.dal...@outlook.com>
> wrote:
>
>> This is my first post; my hope is this is an appropriate question.
>>
>> My knowledge of APL and J is very limited so my expectation is a simple
>> answer that is within my limited ability to grasp.
>>
>> Examples:
>>
>> How similar are both APL and J?
>>
>> To the best of my recollection APL could be written with EBCDIC so why J?
>>
>> Can APL do everything J can do and visa versa?
>>
>> Can APL and J be forced to be strongly typed?
>>
>> Are APL and J capable of being Object Oriented like C++ or C#?
>>
>> Would one view J as a superset of APL?
>>
>> Are J and APL more than niche languages?
>>
>> Sorry if any of these questions are perceived to be offensive, probably
>> they have been asked many times before.
>>
>> Sorry also if these questions are deemed silly such as a toddler might
>> ask.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jane the novice of J
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
>
> --
>
> Devon McCormick, CFA
>
> Quantitative Consultant
>
>


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