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Experiences with an icon-like expression evaluation system

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Experiences with an icon-like expression evaluation system
The design of the Icon programming language's expression evaluation system, which can perform limited backtracking, was unique amongst imperative programming languages when created. In this paper I explain and critique the original Icon design and show how a similar system can be integrated into a modern dynamically typed language. Finally I detail my experiences of this system and offer suggestions for the lessons to be learned from it. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.3.3 [Programming Languages]: Language Constructs and Features General Terms Languages Keywords Language design, Icon, Converge
Laurence Tratt
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where DLS
Authors Laurence Tratt
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