[Baypiggies] functional languages (was: Eric Raymond likes Python)

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 12:16:42 CEST 2009

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Rich Pixley <rich.pixley at palm.com> wrote:
> Has anyone here spent any time with Mercury?
>  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_%28programming_language%29)  And if
> so, how was it for you?
> I've always thought it looked to have some commercial potential.  It's more
> prolog than ML, but it's in the family of "functional languages".  But I
> haven't really had much opportunity to do anything with it.

I haven't tried it, but you may also want to look at Alice.  It's in
that same category, and I really liked it.


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