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Re: Monthly FAQ Posting
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Monthly FAQ Posting
- From: Tom Gordon <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1992 08:07:13 +0100
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Dec 2 17:13:57 1992
> Dylan(tm) FAQ December 2, 1992
> This memo answers questions which are frequently asked about the Dylan
> programming language.
> * Will there be Apple products based on Dylan?
> Apple has not announced any use of Dylan in products.
> * +++ Is Dylan related to the Apple PDA project called Newton?
> No. Dylan is being created by Apple's Advanced Technology Group, and no
> product-specific implementations of Dylan have been announced yet.
This is a surprise and a disappointed. Am I mistaken, or didn't Scully
announce Dylan at the same time as Newton, and specifically claim that
Dylan would be the programming language for Newton? This is certainly the
interpretation that has been promulgated in some magazines, such as Byte.
And now I must read here that Dylan is not even "related" to Newton, let
alone intended to be its principal programming language.
One of the main reasons many of us have been interested in Dylan, as opposed
to some other Lisp dialect, is because of the major committed to Dylan
implied by its choice for the Newton range of products. Now I'm left
wondering just how strong Apple's commitment to Dylan really is. Will
it be another non-start, like Apple's version of Smalltalk?