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(SASL) A functional programming language designed by Professor David Turner in 1976 whilst at St. Andrews University. SASL is a derivative of ISWIM with infinite data structures. It is fully lazy but weakly typed. It was designed for teaching functional programming, with very simple syntax.
def fac n = n = 0 -> 1 ; n x fac(n-1)
SASL was originally known as "St Andrews Standard Language". Not to be confused with SISAL.
See also: Kamin's interpreters.
["A New Implementation Technique for Applicative Languages", D.A. Turner, Soft Prac & Exp 8:31-49 (1979)].
(01 Jan 2007)
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