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"It's called Dylan because it's so cool that nobody understands it." -- a manager in the Newton Group

[Kind of tounge-in-cheek; I didn't see that it was particularly difficult to grok]

The Newton was going to be programmed in Dylan from the metal on up. The week that it was decided to write it all in C++, there were a lot of glum ex-Dylan programmers wandering the halls, clutching copies of the C++ ARM.

One of them (from the Bauhaus) group is working with us now on some changes to look at adding alternate syntax support to bring back s-expression syntax. :)

Although he didn't move over to C++ Newton, he went on to SK8 and other things...

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