Harvard vs. vonNeuman

From: Tom Peters <tpeters_at_mixcom.com>
Date: Tue Sep 28 19:01:34 2004

You can download the activeperl package and get it all for free, plus, it's
cross-platform. http://activestate.com/ActivePerl or maybe just

At 10:22 PM 9/28/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 18:07 -0400, David V. Corbin wrote:
> > To the best of my knowledge, the Microsoft .NET platform is the first
> > run-time environment [not development environment] in which a compiler,
> > linker and all of the associated capabilities are included. If you have a
> > windows machine [XP, 2K] and have applied the windowsupdates, then all of
> > these tools are already resident on your machines!
>Hmm, interesting point. PHP's the example which immediately springs to
>mind - I believe it has the equivalent of eval to execute dynamically
>generated code (and these days is available in standalone flavours). Not
>sure if it beat .net to availability though.
>Doesn't Perl have something along these lines? I'd be surprised if not.
>Unix shell scripts qualify too I suppose.
>And Java comes close, but with the added security of the compiler being
>(And with the exception of Unix shell scripts, they'll all work on any
>modern platform, not just one particular line)

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