Talk:APL (programming language)

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HTML tag stripping example[edit]

It is well known that stripping HTML tags is not a simple task: you can't even do it reliably with a regular expression, or regex, due to some complex HTML constructions that might appear. Therefore, despite not knowing APL, I very much doubt that the example given in the article is reliable. 86.185.137.150 (talk) 01:13, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Redirection Dyalog -> APL[edit]

I think it is wrong that there is a redirection from Dyalog to APL.

APL is a programming Language. Dyalog is a private for-profit company. I intend to delete that redirection. Any objections?

Jarl (talk) 08:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

Could somebody summarise http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/11589341 and thus provide a Criticism section on APL again? It was cut off due to poor content a long time ago, but the "Criticism of APL" still links here! Vaxquis (talk) 12:32, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Removed section[edit]

The following commented-out section used to be hanging around the bottom of the article, called "Actively Evolving":

Since at least August 2014, the language has had an experimental Android smart phone APL version emulating an early APL version 'Watcom APL' which may be downloaded (use Android's Play Store) from GEMESYS Ltd. APL here. You'll also need the APL keyboard by GEMESYS, also on Play Store.[1] GEMESYS has an Android APL2(TryAPL2 app, more powerful than Watcom APL, with nested arrays for example) version which is in very 'preliminary/early design stage' development, but similarly available to beta-test; some very brief/summary, preliminary TryAPL2 Android how-to-use documentation, found here. Also per GEMESYS, WatcomAPL and APL2 for Android are in 'Experimental Stage Development' as of early Jan 2015 (Open Watcom Initiative). Further online instructions for use of Watcom APL and APL2 for Android will be forthcoming, according to GEMESYS. IBM's original documentation manuals for APL, APL2 and OS back in the 1980s were several inches thick, the equivalent of a CD today, ref. IBM's original documentation for APL2, found here.

References
  1. ^ GemeSys. "Watcom APL". http://www.1mobile.com. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

I'll put it here in the hopes that someone could clean it up (for its tutorial-like tone, grammar, and poor referencing) and put it back in the article. APerson (talk!) 14:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)