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I have posted a near final draft (in PDF and PS format) of my paper on the semantics of Cat at http://www.cat-language.com/paper.html, and I wanted to make a public request for comments.
I have posted a near final draft (in PDF and PS format) of my paper on the semantics of Cat at http://www.cat-language.com/paper.html, and I wanted to make a public request for comments.Here is the abstract:
By the way Artima.com is already acknowledged collectively for the amazing help and contributions I have had here over the past year.
Cat: A Typed Functional Stack Based Language
Stack-based application languages, such as Forth and Postscript, traditionally have provided little or no support for functional programming and have lacked a formal static type system. This changed when Manfred von Thun introduced Joy, a functional stack-based language, and Stephan Becher provided an implementation of StrongForth, a dialect of Forth with an informal type system. This paper introduces the semantics and type system for a pure functional programming language which is entirely stack based.
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|Christopher Diggins is a software developer and freelance writer. Christopher loves programming, but is eternally frustrated by the shortcomings of modern programming languages. As would any reasonable person in his shoes, he decided to quit his day job to write his own ( www.heron-language.com ). Christopher is the co-author of the C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. Christopher can be reached through his home page at www.cdiggins.com.|