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September 24, 2008
OT: ABEL programming language
I've noticed that on Walter's homepage, he says he created the ABEL 
programming language for Data I/O.
The Wikipeadia entry for ABEL says that it was invented by Walter Hill 
at HP labs. This seems to be from a 1989 book  by Canning.
Anyone want to fix this? (naturally adding a link to D).
September 24, 2008
Re: OT: ABEL programming language
Don wrote:

> I've noticed that on Walter's homepage, he says he created the ABEL
> programming language for Data I/O.
> The Wikipeadia entry for ABEL says that it was invented by Walter Hill
> at HP labs. This seems to be from a 1989 book  by Canning.
> Anyone want to fix this? (naturally adding a link to D).

Are you looking at the wrong ABEL?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Boolean_Expression_Language

vs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_(object-oriented_programming_language)

-- 
Lars Ivar Igesund
blog at http://larsivi.net
DSource, #d.tango & #D: larsivi
Dancing the Tango
September 24, 2008
Re: OT: ABEL programming language
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:

> Don wrote:
> 
>> I've noticed that on Walter's homepage, he says he created the ABEL
>> programming language for Data I/O.
>> The Wikipeadia entry for ABEL says that it was invented by Walter Hill
>> at HP labs. This seems to be from a 1989 book  by Canning.
>> Anyone want to fix this? (naturally adding a link to D).
> 
> Are you looking at the wrong ABEL?
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Boolean_Expression_Language
> 
> vs
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_(object-oriented_programming_language)
> 

On other wikipedia entries, Walter Bright's article does not mention ABEL
(the article is very short all-in-all), and the Empire page does not
mention the D version.

-- 
Lars Ivar Igesund
blog at http://larsivi.net
DSource, #d.tango & #D: larsivi
Dancing the Tango
September 24, 2008
Re: OT: ABEL programming language
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
> Don wrote:
> 
>> I've noticed that on Walter's homepage, he says he created the ABEL
>> programming language for Data I/O.
>> The Wikipeadia entry for ABEL says that it was invented by Walter Hill
>> at HP labs. This seems to be from a 1989 book  by Canning.
>> Anyone want to fix this? (naturally adding a link to D).
> 
> Are you looking at the wrong ABEL?
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Boolean_Expression_Language
> 
> vs
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_(object-oriented_programming_language)
> 
Aargh, you're right. It's just a funny coincidence that both are created 
by someone called Walter.
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