Re: intentional programming progress

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 17:21:37 MDT

So they truly have solved the problem of having a "metalanguage" to express
abstractions in, that can then be translated to concrete algorithms in any
programming language? Or is it just hype?

Peter Voss wrote:
> I have a copy of "The IL Assembly Language Programmers' Reference" - it's
> part of .NET SDK beta
> - Any and all feedback welcome:
> -----Original Message-----
> ....This is how the 'common intermediate language' in MS's .NET environment
> is implemented, which explains how they can do neat tricks like
> cross-language inheritance. Unfortunately they aren't making anything for
> programming directly in the intermediate language...
> Of course, since the .NET framework also includes a set of object interfaces
> for examining, editing, commenting on and otherwise
> manipulating code (even executing code!), there isn't really any need to
> create special language features for this sort of thing.
> Billy Brown, MCSE+I, MCSD, MCDBA

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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