On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 1:32 AM John Gilmore <gnu@toad.com> wrote:
There was clearly a lot of cross-fertilization between early APL systems
and Bon.  (APL was the first computer language I dug deeply into.)  Some
of the common elements are the interactive execution environment,
untyped variables, and automatic application of builtin functions (like
+) across all elements of arrays.

In particular, doing gotos by assigning to a variable is very old-school APL.

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