St Andrews Static Language
(language) (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.Example syntax:
def fac n = n = 0 -> 1 ; n x fac(n-1)A version of the expert system EMYCIN has been written in SASL. SASL was originally known as "St Andrews Standard Language". Not to be confused with SISAL. ftp://a.cs.uiuc.edu/uiuc/kamin.distr/distr/sasl.p. See also Kamin's interpreters. ["A New Implementation Technique for Applicative Languages", D.A. Turner, Soft Prac & Exp 8:31-49 (1979)].
Last updated: 2007-03-21