Array programming for mere mortals

By Bernd Ulmann (‎vaxman‎)
Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:15
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: apl array j programming


A small niche in the programming language ecosystem is inhabited by so called array languages, APL being the most famous of those. Array programming is based on a rather unusual programming paradigm that allows to solve problems with next to no loops, much fewer conditionals than in traditional languages etc. (Some of APL's features even found their way into Perl 6.) This talk gives a short introduction to the basic ideas of array programming and describes the use of Array::APX that offers some basic array programming functionality to Perl 5 users.


Attended by: Jean Forget, Piotr Fusik (‎0xF‎), Leon Timmermans (‎leont‎), Oleg Komarov (‎komarov‎), Martin Becker (‎martin‎), Snorri Briem, Gunnar Koppel (‎wk‎), Jess Robinson (‎castaway‎), marc chantreux (‎eiro‎), Ulrich Wisser (‎wisser‎), Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎), Frank Lichtenheld (‎djpig‎), Gianni Ceccarelli (‎dakkar‎), Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎), Henrik Hald Nørgaard, Dennis Stosberg, Fredrik Thunberg (‎Thunis‎), Mike Eve, Robin Sheat, Leo Lapworth (‎Ranguard‎), Elena Bolshakova (‎helena‎), Torsten Förtsch, Jens Breitenbach, Magnus Zeisig (‎magnuz‎), Dmitry Karasik (‎McFist‎), Anders Melchiorsen, Ole Voß, Damien Krotkine (‎dams‎), Martin Vorländer (‎mvorl‎), Alex Timoshenko, Winfried Puchinger (‎winpuc‎), Maxim Vuets (‎mvuets‎), Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni (‎Maddingue‎), Vladimir Lashko (‎Ostrovok‎), Bernd Ulmann (‎vaxman‎), david dunnington, Gerhard Raffius, J. Nick Koston (‎bdraco‎), Bogdan Lucaciu (‎zamolxes‎), Vincent Bachelier (‎geistteufel‎), Kang-min Liu (‎gugod‎), Darko Obradovic, Alex Monney, Hilko Bengen (‎hillu‎), Istvan Gal, Arjen Laarhoven, Dave Sherohman (‎dsheroh‎), Hans-Jürgen Schloz, Peter Makholm (‎brother‎), Jesper Dalberg, Tri Duong Tran, Martin Evans (‎mjevans‎), Plesco Natalia (‎natasha‎), Juerd Waalboer, Jean, mirod, Stepan Cenek, Anton Berezin (‎Grrrr‎), Christian Altergott, Aaron Crane (‎arc‎), Steffen Schwigon (‎renormalist‎), Tomas Doran (‎t0m‎), H.Merijn Brand (‎Tux‎), Alexander Hartmaier (‎abraxxa‎), André Santos (‎andrefs‎), Fabian Zimmermann (‎fobs‎), Steffen Winkler (‎STEFFENW‎),
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