I just started reading a little bit more about the J programming language, after a lot of J activity on RC. I read the forward to "J for C Programmers" where I picked out an acknowledgement to Ken Iverson whose name rang a bell.
It seems that the J-language is from the APL family tree, but uses the ASCII character set and with later ideas from function-level programming added. It is good for MIMD machines it says, so I wonder how well it works for todays cheaper four to sixteen cores in a box machines, or whether it needs massively MIMD machines to really shine?
It has tickled my fancy. I'll read some more of J for C.
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