[REBOL] Re: Language shoot-out
From: carl:cybercraft at: 8-Nov-2001 14:35
And perhaps Tao's Elate VP could be added to the list for those who
want to program in a cross-platform machine-code language...
(Not that I've used it. It's just that it looks like cool technology
if you don't mind working at a low level.)
On 08-Nov-01, Larry Palmiter wrote:
> Hi Maarten
> I would also draw attention to the Haskell interpreter, Hugs, which
> is very nice for interactive programming ala REBOL:
> Also the lazy functional language Clean from the Netherlands:
> Clean is very similar to Haskell in syntax but has more
> optimizations for scientific and industrial programming. It has a
> very fast compiler and code generator with automatic MAKE
> capability, also a nice time and space profiler. Using strict
> evaluation and unboxed arrays, it produces executables which run
> about 25% slower than equivalent code in C (in contrast to REBOL
> which is more than 100 times slower). It is free for non-commercial
> BTW my benchmarks with Scheme and REBOL using DR Scheme showed
> Scheme to be faster than REBOL on many programs (especially
> recursive solutions where Scheme's tail-recursion converts to
> iteration) and slower on others. I found the same with Ruby. It
> depends on the problem as well as the solution method.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Maarten Koopmans" <[koopmans--itr--ing--nl]>
> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 5:11 AM
> Subject: [REBOL] Language shoot-out
>> While I was at it in my discussion with Joel, I thought I'd do a
>> religiously tainted language preference shoot-out ;-)
>> 1) REBOL. Reflexive, cross-platform, relatively fast, compact.
>> Made by an alltime hero (that's you Carl).
>> 2) Objective Caml: Mathematically precise, fast , sophisticated,
>> almost as fast as C, functional, lost of libs. www.ocaml.org
>> 3) Erlang. A functioanl language that has distribution built-in.
>> Rugby is
>> modeled after the ! operator in Erlang. Also gives you a RDBMs,
>> httpserver, etc. in the standard distro. www.erlang.org
>> 4) Glasgow Haskell. Like 2) but with the main developers at
>> micro$oft these days. www.haskell.org/ghc
>> 5) Raw C/C++ . For allowing you to implement the rest of the
>> 6) Scheme. Like Rebol, but slower. MzScheme is nice though.
>> 7) Ruby. If you really want to do OO use Ruby. Also access to its
>> metasystem www.ruby-lang.org