Discovering APL and J
APL, at the beginning "A Programming Language" (title of the first book of his inventor Kenneth E. Iverson 1962). Is now "Array Programming Language". (Many other meanings have been associated to this acronym, especially at the APL congress of Manchester). The first APL interpreter was available in 1968.
To learn more:
Informations and book on APL and J: http://www.aplbooks.com
APL books: http://www.apl-books.com
APL Vendors and products: in the Vector Journal: http://www.vector.org.uk/
In the French journal "Les Nouvelles d'APL" : http://www.afapl.asso.fr/
To note: APL and J may run on Pocket pc's (Strong Arm processors and Win CE 3).
To Download APL: http://www.dyadic.com/
J is also free on many systems Windows, Linux or Mac OS and also on Pocket pc's:
Downloading J: http://www.jsoftware.com
J uses a standard character set (ASCII), has been invented by the APL author. The first J interpreter has been available in 1990. It has been developped and is maintained by Roger Hui.
For those who have some questions about APL, the APL FAQ are maintained by Sam W. Sirlin at the following address: http://www.izap.com/~sirlin/apl/apl.faq.html
You may find archives at: ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/comp.lang.apl/APL_language_FAQ
or at ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/ ... or also: http://www.faqs.org/