Talk:Alphard (programming language)

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Last sentence is not clear[edit]

The last sentence in the article uses the terms "generator" and "PL". I don't know what they refer to. I've made them links but they're probably not pointing to the right places. - Dougher (talk) 02:08, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

  • I now own a copy of the printed Alphard specification book. Based on what I read in the book, you have linked to the correct generator article. I will need to dig further to find the antecedent of what "PL" stood for (or whether PL is even correct at all, as opposed to some other language with generators that save off the state of a subroutine call for later resumption). Because the PL article to which you linked is a disambiguation page, and because none of the articles there appear to be germane, PL needs to be corrected somehow, but I am not sure yet how. —optikos (talk) 16:31, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I never found any refernce to generators deriving from a "PL", although I did find references to 1) other features of Alphard derived either via admiration or rejection of PL/I and 2) generators in Alphard deriving via admiration of generators in IPL-V and of mapping functions in Lisp. The article has been updated accordingly.—optikos (talk) 18:20, 3 September 2010 (UTC)