Sven Neumann wrote:
> sounds a lot like Gwydion Dylan which seems to be way further
> developed than Pliant. But then I probably haven't looked close
That's basically the problem: everybody knows a language which has this or
that nice feature, so thinks Pliant is just another one.
When it comes to write true applications, things are very different.
The 'way further developed' is either a joke or offending: Pliant is running
all services (DNS, mail, web server, database, remote monitoring and
administration) for a real compagny named Heliogroup, and the graphic library
is running on an SMP server feeding 4 inkjet printers, 2 large format inkjet printers,
1 film setter, 6 helio engraving machines, plus remote web access
all at once, handling several hundred images a day, many of them beeing in the
10 GB range if uncompressed, and the single process running all that is running
several days long with no crash, no memory leak.
The only serious chalenge would be: pick the language of your choice and try
to implement all Pliant provided applications (the code is only 1 MB) with it.
The problem is that it's far behond what any guy will do before stating
ultimate sentences about the quality of a language.
In other words, the language does not matter; what matters is the quality
of applications it enables to write, so a language as no prooven value if it
does not display implementation of well known common applications (web
server, database engine, graphical library, etc), not only toy samples.
Papers are not enough.
This is the last message I cc to the mailing lists because we get out of
their topic. If people don't spend enough time to seriously review behond
reading the documentation, I regret it, but I can do nothing about that because
I have no marketing power, and as a free not clone software provider, I will
never have money to do marketing.
Anyway, you're welcome for arguing, and I'll try to answer, but it's better
to switch to the Pliant talk forum
or a language discution forum, since people subscribing it are interested with