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Re: Scriptometer: measuring the ease of SOP (Script Oriented Programming) of programming languages
Ken Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It isn't clear to me from your web page, how score is computed.
> It looks like it's related to the number of characters, or tokens.
number of characters, with \s+ counting as one (to allow indentation)
> I think token's is better than characters, but i think counting lines is
> better than counting tokens. This would let "puts("Hello World") and
> "System.out.println("Hellow World");"
> to have the same score, of 1.
IMO having to write System.out.println makes a language non scripting
> Your nice compiling example is compact for several reasons. One is nice
> library support like .sub() and system(). Perhaps we assume that a comparable
> library exist in another language.
IMO libraries are an important component of a language. Not having a
default standardized leads to many pb.
So I don't agree with assuming "a comparable library exist" is right.
If a language doesn't "system", it *is* a bad scripting language.
> A nice test might be to build library for building applications. I have one
> in Jscheme that can build a java application in about 50 lines of code.
> Here is a version of you see compiling example that Tim Hickey and i came up
> (define (needsRecompile f o)
> (if (or (not (.exists o)) (<= (.lastModified o) (.lastModified f)))
what's the "if" doing here?
[...] if you can give me the various jscheme versions, i'd be glad to