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 Dylan programming language Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dylan is a dynamic programming language created by a group within Apple Computer.
However, the language design was intriguing enough that at least one company and a university implemented compilers and development environments for Dylan that were quite good.
The Dylan language is notable for being purely object-oriented: every value is an object.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/d/dy/dylan_programming_language.html   (138 words)

 Dylan programming language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dylan is essentially a cleaned-up and simplified version of CLOS, an object-oriented programming system built on Common Lisp.
Programs can be written on a continuum from fully dynamically typed to fully statically typed, allowing for both rapid prototyping and later optimization.
Dylan was created in the early 1990's by a group led by Apple Computer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dylan_programming_language   (1931 words)

 NewtonScript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Newton was originially going to be programmed in the new Dylan programming language, but a lengthy series of delays combined with the "Not-Invented-Here syndrome" eventually led to it being abandoned.
Since the language would be used for the entire system, as opposed to just running on an existing operating system, it needed to run as fast as possible.
This allowed the Newton programs to be developed on a Macintosh running the Toolkit, where the programs would be compiled and then downloaded to the Newton for running.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NewtonScript_programming_language   (662 words)

 Scripting programming language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some scripting languages are designed for a specific domain, but often it is possible to write more general programs in that language.
Scripting languages are often designed for interactive use, having many commands that can execute individually, and often have very High-level programming language operations (for example, in the classic UNIX shell, most operations are programs themselves).
Languages of this sort are designed for a single application and, while they may superficially resemble a specific general-purpose language (e.g.
www.1stcustomsoftware.com /Scripting_programming_language-534.html   (1086 words)

 Chris Page’s Weblog of Doom
Dylan has a simpler, more orthogonal programming model in which there is essentially only one kind of function (called a “generic function”), which is polymorphic, similar to a C++ virtual member function.
Dylan programs are written as though objects are always allocated on the heap, but objects may be allocated on the stack if there are no external references to them.
Dylan compilers are also expected to perform certain kinds of inlining and partial inlining that you might not expect of a C++ compiler (or that might not be possible due to the language semantics and compilation model).
homepage.mac.com /chrispage/iblog   (7808 words)

 Dylan programming language at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, the language design was intriguing enough that at least one other company (originally Harlequin, now Functional Objects) and a university implemented compilers and development environments for Dylan that were quite good.
Another issue is that most LISP systems are interpreters, and therefore tend to be slower than compiled programs, which in the computer industry is an undeserved kiss of death.
In most languages when the program is compiled the toString for Window is looked up and replaced with a pointer (more or less) to the method.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Dylan_programming_language.html   (1625 words)

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The Apple Newton was originally going to be programmed in Dylan but a series of delays and memory constraints eventually led to it being abandoned.
Oliver Steele was the project lead for the Dylan development environment and has some screen shots of what the IDE looked like.
The Apple Dylan release is still available but doesn't run on OS X. There's also Gwydion Dylan, the Marlais interpreter and Functional Developer, The first two are open source projects, the last is a commercial product.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=3005709&postID=106556159736301195   (426 words)

 Cetus Links: 16604 Links on Objects and Components / Dylan
Dylan is designed to deliver applications that run efficiently on a wide range of platforms.
Dylan is a good choice for any application, but you will find it particularly useful for complex object-oriented programs, and for programs that may need to be changed "on the fly."
The Dylan Evangelists (Andreas Bogk and Tim Pritlove)
www.cetus-links.org /oo_dylan.html   (184 words)

 Ulf's Programming Language List
ASL (Activity Structures Language), a software process language (modelling formalism), is a proper superset of MSL (Marvel Strategy Language) -- used to express the "local" constraints and policies on individual tools and data -- extended by Roddle's "acticivity structures" for global control flow and synchronization.
Mozart is based on the Oz language, which supports declarative programming, object-oriented programming, constraint programming, and concurrency as part of a coherent whole.
Cyclone is a programming language that is as C-like as possible while preventing unsafe behavior (buffer overflows, dangling pointers, format string attacks, and so on).
www.cs.mun.ca /~ulf/pld/pls.html   (2275 words)

The Dylan Hackers believe that the Dylan programming language is one of the best yet designed for general-purpose programming.
We are eager to buy and use Dylan products from companies such as Apple or Harlequin but we've learned from bitter experience that the best way to ensure we can always program in the language of our choice is to have the source code for the compiler.
A major design goal of Dylan is to produce a language in which complex programs can be rapidly prototyped in the same way as with dynamically-typed languages such as Smalltalk or Lisp or "scripting" languages, while at the same time enabling performance comparable to statically typed languages such as C or ML.
www.hoult.org /~bruce/dylan-hackers.html   (3205 words)

 Dylan Programming
Dylan (Dynamic language) is a machine-compiled functional object-oriented language that uses multimethods (among other things) to simplify the programmers' tasks.
Melange is in a stable state, and is also looking for developers to bring it into compilance with Dylan as described in the Dylan Reference Manual.
I teach Dylan at the Northern Virginia Community College, and am available to provide on-site training for effective use of objects in programming.
www.geocities.com /dylan_programmer   (582 words)

 Dylan Exchange
Dylan includes garbage collection, type-safety, error recovery, a module system, and programmer control over runtime extensibility of programs." DRM-TR "Dylan combines the major efficiency advantages of static languages (C/C++, Pascal) with the flexibility advantages of dynamic languages (Scheme, Smalltalk).
The Dylan class is introduced in its simple form and generic functions and library classes are discussed in depth.
Apple Dylan is an implementation of Dylan developed at Apple Cambridge.
dylanpro.com /DylanExchange.html   (530 words)

 Mixed-Language Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most programming languages aim to be "the one language needed to meet all of your programming needs," but the reality is that no one language is sufficient.
Recently, some scripting languages have been designed so that an instance of the script interpreter may be embedded in another system, even extended by that other system, where that system is written in another language (typically C or C++).
Most modern approaches are using object-oriented technology, where the implementation of an object is handled by a component written in a single programming language, and other components written in possibly different languages may invoke methods on that object.
www.lib.rpi.edu /~toddr/Research/Languages   (307 words)

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It is not a procedural language with an object-oriented extension.
The target audience for Dylan is software application programmers, most of whom are currently using static languages such as C and C++.
Dylan is designed to allow the powerful and flexible programming techniques and development environments associated with OODLs, while also allowing the small, fast delivered applications currently associated with static languages.
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/gwydion-5/hackers/clisp-hackers/rgs/dylan/mindy/runtime/faq.html   (2011 words)

 Brad Appleton's Programming Languages Links
The work of the project includes theoretical studies of programming languages and their properties, development of new compiler and run-time technology, and empirical studies of the application of advanced language techniques to real-world programming problems, especially in the areas of high-performance networks and operating systems.
One way of placing it in the "space of languages" is to say that it aims to be as efficient as C, C++, or Fortran, as elegant as and safer than Eiffel, and support higher-order functions and iteration abstraction as well as Common Lisp, CLU or Scheme.
The YAFL Programming Language is a middle term research project which covers the design and the implementation of a new object-oriented language, as well as several attached programming tools.
www.cmcrossroads.com /bradapp/links/prog-langs.html   (2062 words)

 Dylan Programming Language
Open Dylan is the open source release of the Functional Developer Dylan programming environment, including debugger, IDE and lots of examples.
The source code lives in the Gwydion Dylan source code repository and they are currently doing semi-regular snapshots for Win32 and Linux.
Specific examples using the Dylan language and the Functional Developer IDE are given.
www.double.co.nz /dylan   (1564 words)

 Oliver Steele: Apple Dylan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dylan combined the power of functional programming languages such as Lisp, the object system from Simula and Smalltalk, and added an infix (Pascal-like) syntax; it was innovative in that it had a macro system that worked with the infix syntax.
I was the project lead for the Apple Dylan development environment, which took some of the browsers ideas from Smalltalk but made them configurable.
The Dylan Exchange and Functional Objects are still carrying the Dylan torch.
osteele.com /museum/apple_dylan.html   (205 words)

 Book review: Programming in Dylan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This example is hopelessly contrived, and the most interesting topics for a programming language -- I/O, modules, libraries and interfaces -- aren't demonstrated by the sample program at all.
It's unfortunate that Dylan now seems to be effectively moribund: Apple abandoned it; the sole commercial version from Functional Objects appears to be comatose; and Gwydion Dylan, the free compiler originally from CMU, doesn't appear to have a sufficient developer population to maintain and extend it enough to keep the software viable.
One problem is that a Dylan compiler is much more like a Lisp compiler than like a C compiler and is correspondingly more complex; while reading the book I could vaguely imagine how I'd write an interpreted version of Dylan, but writing a compiler, even a stupid compiler, seemed much more difficult.
www.amk.ca /books/h/Programming_in_Dylan.html   (435 words)

 Dylan: Overview
A team using Gwydion Dylan was presented with 2nd Prize in the annual Programming Contest at the ICFP's conference in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday.
Open Dylan is an open source implementation of the Dylan programming language, plus a large number of assorted libraries.
An experimental installation of the Dylan Wiki, written using the koala web server, has been running stable for several weeks now, so this version might as well be 2.1alpha4 when packaged neatly.
www.gwydiondylan.org   (530 words)

 PC AI - Dylan Programming Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This language development effort has the goal of developing a practical tool for writing mainstream commercial applications.
The intent is to combine the best qualities of static languages (small, fast programs) with the best qualities of dynamic languages (rapid development, code that's easy to read, write and maintain).
Gwydion Dylan is an implementation of the Dylan programming language for UNIX systems.
www.pcai.com /web/ai_info/pcai_dylan.html   (155 words)

 DevSearcher.com, The Programmer's Search Engine - Languages/Dylan
The Marlais Dylan Interpreter a straightforward implementation of a programming strongly resembling the Dylan programming language
Paul Haahr's Dylan page A few things about Dylan, including a YACC grammar, a paper about superclass linearizations, and the beginning of a tutorial on the language.
PC AI: The Dylan Programming Language Modest but very useful, well written page; horrible colors (blood red) make it hard to read.
www.codecranker.com /category.php3?parent=Languages/Dylan   (227 words)

 Creatures 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most of the programs below were written in the Dylan programming language using the Functional Developer development environment.
A program that allows you to load a C3 or CA genome and display a detailed textual listing of all genes in the genome.
It is written in the Dylan programming language and I used Functional Developer 2.0 to compile it.
www.double.co.nz /creatures/creatures3   (742 words)

 Dylan Language - Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Learning resources for the Dylan programming language are a bit harder to find than they should be.
This is a printable PDF of the out-of-print Dylan Programming (DP), taken from '>the HTML version at gwydiondylan.org.
This is a printable PDF of the out-of-print Dylan Reference Manual (DRM), taken from the HTML version at gwydiondylan.org.
www.zesiger.com /dylan   (875 words)

 Mirago : Computers: Programming: Languages: Dylan
Dylan Programming - An introduction to Dylan including information on Dylan training courses and a Dylan programming FAQ.
Paul Haahr's Dylan page - A few things about Dylan, including a YACC grammar, a paper about superclass linearizations, and the beginning of a tutorial on the language.
The Marlais Dylan Interpreter - a straightforward implementation of a programming language strongly resembling the Dylan programming language.
www.mirago.com /scripts/dir.aspx?cat=Top/Computers/Programming/Languages/Dylan   (340 words)

 Gwydion Dylan PPC 2.3.3r2 - MacUpdate
Gwydion Dylan PPC is a compiler for the programming language Dylan.
Dylan is a modern object-oriented programming language featuring multiple dispatch, multiple inheritance, closures and a pattern matching, hygienic macro system.
Gwydion Dylan PPC is a port of d2c to the CodeWarrior integrated environment.
www.macupdate.com /info.php/id/4996   (177 words)

 OOP Lecture - 4 January 1994
The goal of the class is to provide you with a set of tools for carrying out object-oriented design of software and implementation using object-oriented programming techniques.
Demands for such large programs have led to the need on the part of software developers to reuse code effectively in order to avoid extra work.
This is where the need for art in computer programming arises.
www.cise.ufl.edu /~jnw/CIS4930/Lectures/l1.html   (481 words)

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