From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 21:11:18 MST
I agree, of course ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Of Samantha Atkins
> Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:09 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: 'Singularity Realism' - A few thoughts
> That a language can map into XML and is arguably a good language does
> not give weight to the reverse proposition that an XML-based
> programming language per se will be a huge advance.
> - s
> On Mar 14, 2004, at 5:40 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > 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, www.refal.org, which is incomparably more
> > elegant than LISP, and has a syntax that can naturally map
> into XML as
> > a special case...
> > Refal does not have nice libraries and optimizing compilers
> etc. like
> > LISP, however.
> > -- Ben G
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