Complementary language?

gabriele renzi rff_rff at
Sun Dec 26 12:30:08 CET 2004

Robin Becker ha scritto:
> Alex Martelli wrote:
> .....
>> If you're looking for SERIOUS multiparadigmaticity, I think Oz may be
>> best -- <> (the book's
>> authors critique the vagueness of the "paradigm" concept, and prefer
>> "model", but that's much the same thing).
> according to the language shootout at
> Mozart/Oz comes last in cpu score. I suspect that may be due to 
> unfamilarity or poor implementation of the test codes. Everybody 'knows' 
> that benchamrks are always wrong, but which score moves this language to 
> the top in your opinion?

He's talking of just "multiparadigmaticality", not efficiency.
The mozart/Oz platform have a stronger point on stuff like 
constraint/logic/declarative concurren/etc programming, more than most 
of the CL frameworks (not that this is hard in CL, it's just not as 
central as in Oz).  Btw, I think AliceML (which just hit 1.0) would be 
better than Oz, if accompaniying with python, just to have a 
dynamic/static contrast :)

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