warren.henning at gmail.com
Wed May 6 20:13:01 EDT 2009
>From what I recall of Mathematica the language, it has more in common
with Lisp than Haskell: it's symbolic, dynamically typed, etc.
Allegedly Wolfram spent years on this; if it has any merit,
duplicating it would be difficult.
What I'd like to see most is WolframAlpha in action. At this point it
is vaporware to me and for all I know this could be the beginning of a
neverending charade of "coming to a Interwebs near you Real Soon Now"
every few months for the next 10 years, like Duke Nukem Forever.
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Vasili I. Galchin <vigalchin at gmail.com> wrote:
> <<< this is obviously a Wolfram Inc. blog so maybe not totally objective ...
> but here is a snippet that speaks in Haskell's favor:
> As a result, the five million lines of Mathematica code that make up
> Wolfram|Alpha are equivalent to many tens of millions of lines of code in a
> lower-level language like C, Java, or Python.
> I am some what familiar with Mathematica and it's multi-paradigm nature
> (like F#, OCaml, etc.). In any case, I would like the Haskell community to
> view WolframAlpha as a challenge. For what is it worth I presently
> cabalizing Swish .... Based on my reading of WolframAlpha it is a semantic
> web ... i.e. formal knowledge representation!
> all Google results =>
> Kind regards, Vasili
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