Re: Programming languages

Another good language is Unicon.
It provides nice interfaces to shell scripts, Windows/Linux programs,
standard data bases, etc.

Of your four programming languages, Unicon is probably closest
to Python.

I have developed my own knowledge representation language, MKR,
using Unicon.  My MKE system also includes interfaces to the
Stanford TAP knowledge base (RDF) and the OpenCyc knowledge
base (CycL) via simple Java programs.

Dick McCullough
knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
knowledge haspart proposition list;

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Pitts" <>
To: "RDF Interest Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 10:37 PM
Subject: Programming languages

> This is a request for small pearls of wisdom.
> I am investigating the advantages and disadvantages of four programming 
> languages in developing RDF and OWL applications: perl, python, php, 
> and java.
> Over the next week, I will post a (hopefully) colorful and opinionated 
> essay based on what I accumulate. I'd like to ask for some impressions 
> about favorite (and least favorite) languages for developing the 
> semantic web. My own pearls (beyond general web app experience) will be 
> based on impressions of joyfully printing triples from RDF.
> For each of these languages, I have been looking at the syntax / 
> writing style, libraries, communities, and applications. I have also 
> been looking at the which languages power the major social software, 
> ePortfolio, and blog apps. Most helpful thus far has been Dave 
> Beckett's RDF Guide 
> [].
> Thanks,
> - JP
> Jamie Pitts

Received on Friday, 26 March 2004 14:36:28 UTC