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 news2.newsguy.com>, 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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