Meaning of Q in English

< language > A very high level language by Per Bothner based on lazy generalised sequences. Q has lexical scope , and some support for logic programming [?] and constraint programming. The language includes small subsets of Common Lisp and Scheme .

Q was a test-bed for programming language ideas. Where APL uses arrays for looping, Q uses generalised sequences which may be infinite and may be stored or calculated on demand. It has macros , primitives to run programs, and an interactive command language.

Q is implemented in C++ , and comes with an interpreter , compiler framework, libraries, and documentation. It runs on Linux and SUN-4 and should work on any 32-bit Unix .

Latest version: 1, as of 1993-06-07. Development stopped in 1994.

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E-mail: Per Bothner per@bothner.com .


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