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Using functional languages such as Lisp in your engine?

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:06 am
by zeta
Anyone here used functional languages such as Lisp, ML, Prolog in their sim engine? These languages are quite fascinating - being bottom-up, extensible and so on. I would love to hear the opinions of people who have experience with functional languages in the trading arena.

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:27 pm
by ksberg
As would I :-)

Not quite the same thing, but I started out in coding a trading system in Smalltalk. There's a great deal that can be said about having a flexible language base where functions are first class citizens. In short order one can create very compact and powerful tools.

Anyone using functional languages on the CLR? Maybe something like F# or OCaml, with portability to Mono? Go ahead, tell me it's really possible to have the best of all worlds! ;-) ... one can dream.


Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:09 pm
by zeta
There's P# - a .NET implementation of Prolog (someone's Ph.D thesis), that's out there on the internet. Supposed to translate Prolog into C#. Looks quite interesting, but haven't used it yet.