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The APL Show (website: apl.show), originally called APL Notation As A Tool Of Thought, is a video and audio podcast hosted by Adám Brudzewsky and Richard Park of Dyalog Ltd., focusing on the notational aspects of APL.



Ep Date Title Description
1 Oct 6 Indexing in APL vs Yorick Indexing notation and broadcasting rules of the Yorick programming language.
2 Nov 1 Notational Awkwardnesses Evolution of the 2D Iverson Notation into modern APL, alternative syntaxes, and also notational awkwardnesses stemming from binding strengths; stranding, bracket axis and indexing, issues with the rank operator, etc.
3 Nov 17 Functional Forms Pros and cons of APL's functional forms, and in which situations they should and shouldn't be used.
4 Dec 5 How to Structure APL Programs High-level structuring of APL programs, abstraction levels, coding style, and building a tiny DSL for nicer code.


Ep Date Title Description
5 Jan 27 Processes and Structures System implementation through graphical diagrams, comparing evolution of Iverson Notation into today’s traditional user-defined functions, desirable aspects in an integrated development environment.
6 Feb 24 Primitives Extravaganza Constraints on primitive proliferation, wishes, the Under/Dual operator, and its issues.
7 Mar 9 Reaction to “Change the way you write. Change the way you think.” — part 1 First part of reaction to Xuanyi Chew's presentation at DataEngBytes 2022.
8 Mar 30 Reaction to “Change the way you write. Change the way you think.” — part 2 Second part of reaction to Xuanyi Chew's presentation at DataEngBytes 2022.
9 May 2 Primitives Extravaganza Continued Continued discussion of the pros and cons of adding primitives.
10 Jun 2 Terminology, Files, and Array Theory Discussion of various subjects with the first guest, Silas Poulson.

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