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 SKILL stands for ...? 

Last post Fri, Apr 10 2009 1:46 PM by skillUser. 1 replies.
Started by leongec 10 Apr 2009 09:41 AM. Topic has 1 replies and 2429 views
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    • leongec
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    SKILL stands for ...? Reply

     hello, anyone can tell me what is SKILL standing for? how does skill language got its nam?

    Thank you 

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  • Fri, Apr 10 2009 1:46 PM

    • skillUser
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    Re: SKILL stands for ...? Reply

    Hi,

    SKILL is not an acronym, just a name (which should always be capitilized for Trademark reasons).  However, early on there was SCIL which was something like Silicon Compiler Interface Language, which was pronounced "skill" and probably is the origin of the name we have today.

    SKILL was originally based on a flavor of Lisp called "Franz Lisp" which was eventually superseded by an ANSI standard called Common Lisp.  From here the Common Lisp Object System (CLOS) was developed, and ideas from here as well as from Scheme were taken for the development of SKILL++ (object oriented SKILL).

    Hope this answers your questions.

     

    Regards,

    Lawrence.

     

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