On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, O'Regan, Emlyn wrote:
> > > What is currently the densest language (i.e. the fewest
> > > lines on the part of the programmer, result in the greatest
> > > amount of work on the part of the machine?)
> > Easy. That would be microsloth Vbasic, written as
> > a macro in excel. It takes very few keystrokes on the part
> > of the "programmer" to develop a lotta code, which results
> > in huge amounts of work on the part of the machine. spike
> Yes, I agree that VB is the densest programming language. Not too
> compact though.
I don't think any imperative language can come close to the code densiny of functional languages.
For example, hop over to http://www.haskell.org/ and look at their 4-line quicksort routine...
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