Chad Perrin wrote in post #990079:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:19:25AM +0900, Robert Klemme wrote:
>> I believe he means that Excel is a processor for dependent formulas
>> which, by virtue of update event propagation, gives you instantaneous
>> value updates in all relevant places.
>
> Option 2, then.
>
>
>> > okay.
>>
>> I'd like to throw in Scala here.  Although it's not complete yet as a
>> language there are some interesting concepts (including functional) -
>> and you can use the wealth of libraries available for the JVM.
>>
>> http://www.scala-lang.org/
>
> I have heard good things about both Scala and Clojure, though they both
> suffer the limitation of requiring the JVM.  I plan to give them both a
> look this year, as well as Haskell, but have not gotten around to it
> yet.
>

I don't know if you've seen the Pragmatic Programmer's book "Seven 
Languages in Seven weeks".  It gives brief overviews of Ruby, Io, 
Prolog, Clojure, Scala, Erlang, and Haskell.

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