APL64 Project

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APL64 Project

Postby Ajay Askoolum » September 22nd, 2018, 6:55 pm

1. Is a version available to try? Or, when will a version to try be available?
2a. The APL64 Project will incorporate virtually all the features of APL+Win. Which features may not be available? The omission of COM (there are hardly any 64 bit COM objects) and Win32 API support might be too big a sacrifice.
2b. Will Evolution Level, Extended & Colossal (in addition to the original) functionality continue?
3. Threading support and unified editor for all workspace objects would be very welcome.
4. APL64 Project Comparison with APL+Win does not provide any comparative indications relating to the speed of execution of comparable code in the 64 bit environment.

a. The age of information has made way for the age of data with NoSQL emerging as a standard to be reckoned with. What credentials of APL64 will make it a tool of choice in handling the so called data lake?
b. A mode of operation that transparently allows keywords instead of symbols might be the catalyst that might attract new talent to APL. Any thoughts on implementing this?
c. APL lacks a data type (like R's Data Frame) to promote a universal approach in building/storing related data.Such a construct will simplify printing, general data acquisition and transfer, natively across workspaces, the APLGrid, arguments to functions etc. Any thoughts on this?
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Re: APL64 Project

Postby Tech Support » October 15th, 2018, 6:09 pm

Thank you for your questions. Some have been incorporated into a Q&A document available here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1212 under the questions "What are the APL64 Project Priorities?", "Will there be Support for Keywords as Substitutes for APL Symbols?" and "Will there be Support for NoSQL-Format Databases in the APL64 Project?". This is a dynamic document that will be updated with new information so check it periodically.

We appreciate your input and hope you will continue to support the APL64 Project.
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