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Dylan: Apple's new Object-Oriented Dynamic Language.


   code/      Library of Dylan code.
   doc/       Documentation and papers about Dylan
   dylan/     Archives for the comp.lang.dylan newsgroup
   faq/       Dylan FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about 
   impl/      Free implementations of Dylan
   mail/      Dylan Mail: Mail archives for the INFO-DYLAN 
              mailing list.

Dylan is a new Object-Oriented Dynamic Language (OODL), based on Scheme, CLOS, and Smalltalk. The purpose of the language is to retain the benefits of OODLs and also allow efficient application delivery. The design stressed keeping Dylan small and consistent, while allowing a high degree of expressiveness. Dylan is consistently object-oriented; it is not a procedural language with an object-oriented extension. A manual/specification for the language is available from Apple Computer. Send email to or write to Apple Computer, 1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. Include your complete address and also a phone number (the phone number is especially important for anyone outside the US). Apple hasn't announced plans to release Dylan as a product.
CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1 Mailing List: (gatewayed to comp.lang.dylan) The INFO-DYLAN mailing list is for any and all discussions of Dylan, including language design issues, implementation issues, marketing issues, syntax issues, etc. The ANNOUNCE-DYLAN mailing list is for major announcements about Dylan, such as the availability of new implementations, new versions of the manual, etc. This mailing list should be *MUCH* lower volume than INFO-DYLAN. Everything sent to this list is also sent to INFO-DYLAN. TO SUBSCRIBE: Send mail to the -request version of the list to be added to it. You can also send an email message to with "subscribe info-dylan" or "unsubscribe info-dylan" in the body, and likewise for the other lists, mutatis mutandis. Contact: Apple Computer 1 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142 Keywords: Apple Computer, Dylan, OODL, OOP!Dylan, Programming Languages!Dylan
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