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:zz: Possible Developer Lgs Part 3
- To: markm@xxxxxxxxxxxx, xanni@xxxxxxxxxx, gossamer@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: :zz: Possible Developer Lgs Part 3
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Apr 1998 22:17:31 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, marlene@xxxxxxxxxx
Further thoughts (half hour after first note):
1. Scheme is aesthetically and morally desirable,
but politically suicidal as a first choice.
We must make it as easy as possible for
programmers and wannabe programmers
to get on board.
2. "Pseudocode" might also be suicidal,
*even though* adding our own libraries
to C or Java is almost equivalent. (Am I
right about that?) It's the psychology of it.
"C" and "Java" SEEM generic.
3. Possibly the best would be to hook up
with somebody like Metroworks, makers
of cross-language compilers. That way
a certain amount of convertibility would
come with the selection of any language
(this is a question phrased as a sentence,
i.e. Yez guys think?)
As I envision it, a Metroworks suite
could be set up to compile cells written
in C, Pascal, Java and maybe others
declarative languages (though I don't
think they do Lisp or Scheme).
(It helps that the president of Metroworks
Japan is already a ZigZag enthusiast.
But that doesn't mean we have to
hook up with their system.)
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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