ngn-apl VS array

Compare ngn-apl vs array and see what are their differences.


An APL interpreter written in JavaScript. Runs in a browser or NodeJS. (by abrudz)


Simple array language written in kotlin (by lokedhs)
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ngn-apl array
3 4
24 31
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0.0 8.8
about 1 year ago 7 days ago
JavaScript Kotlin
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ngn-apl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-10.


Posts with mentions or reviews of array. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-20.
  • Is APL Dead?
    7 projects | | 20 Oct 2021
  • Symbolic Programming
    3 projects | | 8 Aug 2021
  • Try APL
    7 projects | | 10 Jun 2021
    I'm the opportunity to mention my project that implements a language that is inspired by, and is mostly compatible with APL. It has some major differences, such as being lazy evaluated and providing support for first-class functions.

    It also supports defining syntax extensions which is used by the standard library to provide imperative syntax, which means you can mix traditional APL together with your familiar if/else statements, etc.

    At this point there isn't much documentation, and the implementation isn't complete, so I'm not actually suggesting that people run out to try it unless they are really interested in APL. I just took this opportunity since APL is mentioned so rarely here.

    There is an example of a graphical mandelbrot implementation in the demo directory, that may be interesting.

  • Why am I wasting time on EndBASIC?
    3 projects | | 23 Jan 2021
    This post mirrors my feeling on this topic as well. Just like the author, I'm also working on a programming language which will not be used by a lot of people.

    In fact, having a lot of users would make things complicated as I would have to stop making incompatible changes if I want to try something new.

    Designing your own programming language is such a nice hobby, and something I believe a lot of programmers do. In fact, I would like to see links to other people's programming languages, just to see what people are playing around with at the moment.

    Here is my project:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ngn-apl and array you can also consider the following projects:

BQN - An APL-like programming language. Self-hosted!

ride - Remote IDE for Dyalog APL


Co-dfns - High-performance, Reliable, and Parallel APL

jelm - Extreme Learning Machine in J



julia - The Julia Programming Language

TrekBASIC - The BASIC programming language, implmented in Python

json - A tiny JSON parser and emitter for Perl 6 on Rakudo

apltail - APL Compiler targeting a typed array intermediate language