OO paradigm models reality best (caveat) in the care and nurturing of a
skilled model maker:

          "Dishes, wash yourselves!"

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 00:29 Don Guinn, <dongu...@gmail.com> wrote:

> My personal opinion. APL and several follow on languages including J are
> closer to mathematics than other programming languages. The extension to
> arrays was, and still is, makes J and the others more like the way we
> think. We think "wash the dishes". We don't think "pick up a dish and wash
> it, then repeat until all the dishes are washed." This is the trap in
> traditional programming languages.
>
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 7:57 PM Bernie Eckhart <bernie.eckhart....@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello, I am new here, and very sceptical about articles and things
> similar
> > to websites like that of the IEEE.
> >
> > Such remind me of a well known book "How to lie with statistics".  No one
> > here is being called a liar by me.
> >
> > For me, it's impossible not to think of sayings like:
> > --if your only tool is a hammer, all of your problems might look like
> nails
> > --a  woman more right than her neighbors constitutes a majority of one
> > (Thoreau).
> >
> > The fundamental issue here is what criteria make a language a top
> > programming language?
> >
> > Certainly not number of users.  That's like saying Honda's are better
> than
> > Lamborghini's because Lamborghini makes only a few 1000 cars per year.
> >
> > J for me is a convienent calculator but for some people J and APL are
> their
> > Thor's hammer.  My reason for joining this forum is to improve over time
> my
> > understanding of J.
> >
> > Loglan could become the top communications language for directing one's
> > android (robot).
> >
> > Much of the world AFAIK still runs on COBOL.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Bernie
> >
> > P.S.:  Thoreau was correct but his statement does not particularly apply
> to
> > choice of programming languages.
> >
> > On Aug 5, 2018 01:16, "Skip Cave" <s...@caveconsulting.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have fun answering math questions on Quora using J. I've answered
> nearly
> > 1500 math questions there, using J code to find the solutions.
> >
> > Skip
> >
> >
> > Skip Cave
> > Cave Consulting LLC
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 11:34 AM Devon McCormick <devon...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > It's good to see J here at all and up a little - from 47 to 44 - from
> the
> > > last such list I saw.  Remember that all of us can help this sort of
> > thing
> > > by being active on popular forums.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 2:21 PM greg heil <ghei...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > >Their "Top Programming Languages" list is a composite of 12
> > frequencies
> > > > in various venues. On their widget they include 4 weightings of those
> > 12
> > > > values. Each can be edited ... i messed with the "custom" ranking a
> > bit,
> > > > and got a score over 30 ... but i am sure it can be tweaked more,
> > knowing
> > > > the venues J is popular in.
> > > >
> > > > Hint, i upped Hacker News
> > > >
> > > > ~greg
> > > > http://krsnadas.org
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > from: Kenneth Lettow <klet...@thomasnet.com>
> > > > to: c...@jsoftware.com
> > > > date: 3 August 2018 at 09:57
> > > > subject: [Jchat] IEEE Top programming languages 2018
> > > >
> > > >  Nice to see J represented.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/the-2018-top-programming-languages
> > > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Devon McCormick, CFA
> > >
> > > Quantitative Consultant
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