What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Darren New dnew at san.rr.com
Fri Jun 16 18:45:46 CEST 2006


Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Give a heterogenous list that would to too awkward to live in a 
> statically-typed language.

Write a function that takes an arbitrary set of arguments and stores 
them into a structure allocated on the heap.

> Give a case of calling nonexistent functions that's useful.

See the Tcl "unknown" proc, used for interactive command expansion, 
dynamic loading of code on demand, etc.

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