RE: 'Singularity Realism' - A few thoughts

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 18:40:03 MST

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> A well-accepted XML-based programming language
> will be a
> > HUGE
> > increase to the existing infrastructure.
> >
> No, it will not. It will be an abomination if it every gets off the
> ground.

Take a look at Refal,, which is incomparably more elegant
than LISP, and has a syntax that can naturally map into XML as a special

Refal does not have nice libraries and optimizing compilers etc. like
LISP, however.

-- Ben G

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