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 Abbreviation of SKILL 

Last post Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:24 PM by Andrew Beckett. 2 replies.
Started by maven7783 26 Oct 2009 02:41 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 2413 views
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    • maven7783
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    Abbreviation of SKILL Reply

    Hi

    Whats the abbreviation of SKILL.

    As of i know the last two letters "LL" stand for List processing Language, what does "SKI" stand for?

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  • Mon, Oct 26 2009 5:49 PM

    • kbhow
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    Re: Abbreviation of SKILL Reply

    Hi Marbs,

    Ya, you are right. LL means List-like Processing language, and SKI is not an acronym, it's a name to name this language.

    How

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  • Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:24 PM

    Re: Abbreviation of SKILL Reply
    Actually "LL" or SKILL isn't directly an acronym. This is from an old internal web page describing the history of SKILL:

    'SKILL was originally based on a flavor of Lisp called "Franz Lisp." Franz Lisp and all other flavors of Lisp were eventually superseded by an ANSI standard for Lisp called "Common Lisp." Historically, SKILL was known as IL. SKILL was a library of IL functions. The name was originally an initialism for Silicon Compiler Interface Language (SCIL), pronounced "SKIL," which then morphed into "SKILL," a plain English word that was easier for everyone to remember.'

    From memory "IL" was just Interface Language. Whilst SKILL was used initially to describe the API rather than the language, the snappier name stuck. The name "IL" remains in the de-facto file extension used for SKILL code ".il".

    Regards,

    Andrew
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