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last updated at 2004-03-31 17:23
Arnia: An implementation of version 3 of the Oz language
Arnia: Oz provides a natural parallelism and a sane (and usable) concurrency semantics
DanC: Security is upcoming.
DanC: license looks good.
DanC: ooh.. it's webized: A functor is a kind of software component. It specifies a module in terms of the other modules it needs. This supports incremental construction of programs from components that may be addressable over the Internet by URLs, see (Duc98). -- tutorial intro
DanC: Characters are a subtype of integers in the range of 0, ..., 255. The standard ISO 8859-1 coding is used (not Unicode). oops.
DanC: hmm... hard to keep track of which names come from where. use of modules doesn't seem to be explicit (like python, m3)
DanC: procedure application feels like prolog. hmm.
DanC: hmm... private and protected... I like Modula-3's partial revelation better.
DanC: some cool scheduling apps
Modula-3 and .NET/mono
DanC: after reading about IronPython, an implementation of python for .NET, I'm curious about Modula-3 and python.
DanC: oh good... Michel Dagenais is carrying the good ideas from modula-3 into mono... msg
DanC: hmm... "Mono uses Boehm GC". an m3 guy suggests that's not as good as it gets... msg
DanC: another cogent argument about how the mono CG should work
DanC: the world continues to search for the holy grail: threads+exceptions+garbage-collection.
DanC: meanwhile, lots of work gets done in perl and python, where threads are kinda 2nd-class.
DanC: Michael D. again, 25 Aug 2003. Hmm... that was some months ago. I wonder if they have decided meanwhile.
danbri: I only just read about this (via maxf). Paper deadline is April 1st. Hurry!
danbri: "While XML is fully accepted within the NLP community as the main standard for data representation, especially for purposes of interchange and software interoperability, the use of Semantic Web technologies--including RDF (Resource Definition Framework), RDFS (RDF Schema), and OWL (Ontology Web Language)--for NLP applications remains relatively limited."
danbri: "The goal of this workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of practical applications of RDF, RDFS and OWL in language technology (including resource and software development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify the respective roles of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL in NLP applications and resources, in relation to the growth of the Semantic Web."
peepo: Semantic Web: e-government case study within a major Integrated Project
DanC: several pointers to this IronPython paper on a .NET implementation of python
DanC: IronPython is faster than CPython or roughly equivalent for all of the function call tests. This is only true because none of these function calls is implemented using either System.Reflection.MethodInfo.Invoke or System.Type.InvokeMember to call these functions reflectively. Code-generation or delegates are used to implement all of these function calls instead. If reflective calls were used here the performance would be much worse.
DanC: pycon papers
DanC: the school app paper was near and dear to my heart, having worked on a hypercard stack for school admin
DanC: and Pyrex... hmm...
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