yary not.com-at-gmail.com |Perl 6| wrote:
I came upon a copy of "A Programming Language" in a similar way. My Dad
passed it on from a co-worker. I don't recall how young I was, but it
was a very interesting read. Perhaps this attracts youngsters because
of the strange letters?
If anyone wants to try tackling this, a longer APL one-liner is
referenced on the APL wikipedia page and discussed in length here:
As an aside, APL was the first computer language I was exposed to.
When I was around 7 years old my aunt (who lived in Boston near MIT,
Harvard) had a computer scientist friend who gave her the "APL: A
Programming Language" book, after she bragged to him about a smart
nephew who liked typewriters... I liked all the symbols and sort of
understood a few bits of it...