Last Edited: Sat May 13 17:40:31 1995 by jnw (Joseph N. Wilson) on splat.cis.ufl.edu
Dylan: An Object Oriented Dynamic Language
Apple Computer embarked upon development of the Dylan programming
language to address the programming requirements for constrained memory
machines (like the Newton). Dylan was not near enough to completion to
actually be used in the Newton but is now scheduled for release in 1985.
According to Larry Tesler [Dylan, 1992], Dylan was intended to
meet the following requirements:
Marlais is an interpreter for a language closely
- Combine the best aspects of Lisp and Smalltalk.
- Provide static language users an attractive dynamic alternative.
- Be practical on small machines.
- Provide high dynamism during rapid prototyping and development.
- Provide tools to achieve commercial performance in production code.
This document is
by Joseph N. Wilson.