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:zz: Catching you up: developer lgs 1
- To: gossamer@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: :zz: Catching you up: developer lgs 1
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Apr 1998 22:18:32 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, marlene@xxxxxxxxxx, xanni@xxxxxxxxxx
Great seeing you last week. Your reaction
to ZigZag makes me feel GREAT.
So now I must get your advice, urgently.
Please tell me what times I might call you
during the next 3 or 4 days.
Here's the question, loud and simple:
We want ZigZag to be a widespread system.
For deployment, I have not attachment to Perl.
ZigZag processors can obviously be built in
any language. That is not the problem.
HERE'S the problem: we want people to be able
to develop platform-independent code for it.
So the question is: CODE IN WHAT LANGUAGE?
This is, obviously, a political question;
and while the answer should not be technically
stupid, the answer is principally a political answer.
Both of us have made political mistakes over
computer languages. But pooling our experience here
could be very beneficial.
The leading contenders, as I see it, are:
Pseudocode of some kind.
As I write this, it occurs to me that Scheme
might be an excellent choice.
An email reply to this would be nice,
but I suspect a call would be simpler. I note
that you're not big on verbose email replies.
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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