Harvard vs. vonNeuman

From: Dan Wright <dtwright_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed Sep 29 13:56:16 2004

On Tuesday 28 September 2004 17:22, Jules Richardson wrote:
> 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.

Yes, it does. So does tcl. And tcl has been around for quite some
time...since the early 80s, as I recall.

> Unix shell scripts qualify too I suppose.
> And Java comes close, but with the added security of the compiler being
> seperate.
> (And with the exception of Unix shell scripts, they'll all work on any
> modern platform, not just one particular line)
> cheers,
> Jules

- Dan Wright
"we are content if we can describe a multitude of other things in terms of...
fundamental incomprehensibilities. science is an activity that takes place on
the shore of an infinite sea of mystery."
chet raymo, "doctor seuss and doctor einstein"
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