Talk:Family tree of array languages
The reduced version is smaller but still pretty difficult to navigate. I think the following languages could be cut without any important loss:
- dzaima/BQN is just another BQN implementation.
- RAD and Rowan are very obscure and not all that APL-like. As is I; the only reason to keep it would be BQN influence.
- No reason to separate A and A+. I think this actually cuts a level of depth from the tree.
- Dyalog's page says it's influenced by SHARP, not SAX; SAX's page should probably be changed.
- PPL and Speakeasy are pretty obscure, and not needed to explain APL's influence on S and MATLAB.
On the other hand, IDL is strongly influenced by APL and is common in many scientific fields. Maybe it should be included.
- So dzaima/APL → BQN?
- Being APL-like is not a criteria for inclusion here, but RAD is necessarily more APL-like than K and I. It is basically APL with K's array model/K with APL's symbols. Not sure why you think Rowan isn't all that APL-like.
- I'll let SHARP APL take the place of SAX as influencer on Dyalog APL, and then SAX can go from the simplified chart.
- I'll take PPL and Speakeasy out of the simplified chart.
- Do you have a source for APL influencing IDL? The only thing I could find was https://rwoconne.github.io/rwoclass/astr511/IDLresources/idl-faq-ivsoft-v4.html saying that [SOL] was an APL influenced array oriented language with some primitive graphics capabilities. The resemblance to IDL was there, but very faintly..
- Adám Brudzewsky (talk) 08:57, 19 May 2021 (UTC)