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Author Wegbreit, Ben
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Mode unions ♦ Modes ♦ Description language ♦ Extensible languages ♦ Compilation ♦ Generic functions ♦ Type conversion ♦ Data types ♦ Data ♦ Data type definition ♦ Coercion
Abstract In constructing a general purpose programming language, a key issue is providing a sufficient set of data types and associated operations in a manner that permits both natural problem-oriented notation and efficient implementation. The EL1 language contains a number of features specifically designed to simultaneously satisfy both requirements. The resulting treatment of data types includes provision for programmer-defined data types and generaic routines, programmer control over type conversion, and very flexible data type behavior, in a context that allows efficient compiled code and compact data representation.
Description Affiliation: Harvard Univ., Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA (Wegbreit, Ben)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 5
Page Count 14
Starting Page 251
Ending Page 264


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Source: ACM Digital Library