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Hi Patrick -
sorry for answering so late. Getting rid of most explicit loops is truly a central point in array languages like lang5. Quite the same like functional programming tries to avoid variables and the side effects associated with using them we should try to avoid loops, too. Every variable and loop saved is one potential error less in a program. :-)

Concerning treasures of the past you are right - we are "standing on the shoulders of giants" as it is said, and this is true for programming, too. It is a pity that languages like Forth and APL did not really change the world of programming - maybe lang5 has some potential to change this (at least it is free software :-) - in contrast to most APL interpreters).

I am really looking forward to your Redbook. :-)

Have a great holiday-Monday - best regards, Bernd. :-)

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