APL (named after the book A Programming Language) is a programming language developed in the 1960s by Kenneth E. Iverson. Its central datatype is the multidimensional array. It uses a large range of special graphic symbols to represent most operators, leading to very concise code. It has been an important influence on the development of concept modeling, spreadsheets, functional programming, and computer math packages. It has also inspired several other programming languages. It is still used today for certain applications.
APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
Matthew is a (somewhat) functional programmer who enjoys all kinds of languages as well as whisky. He currently does Clojure in Bristol.
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