Choosing a programming language as a competitive tool

Steven D. Majewski sdm7g at Virginia.EDU
Mon May 7 16:41:35 EDT 2001

On Mon, 7 May 2001, Grant Edwards wrote:

> In article <9d5nug045j at>, Alex Martelli wrote:
> >> "dictionary" as used in Python?
> >
> >I'm not aware of any programming language predating Python that
> >calls its mappings "dictionaries"
> IIRC, Smalltalk used dictionary to describe the same sort of
> thing as does python -- but it's been almost 10 years since
> I've done any Smalltalk stuff.

Forth also has dictionaries, which implement namespaces which 
can be pushed and popped on a stack. 

(Someone else mentioned PostScript, which is kind of Forth-like.)

-- Steve Majewski

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