History of EQ (was: Re: [E-Lang] Progress & Non-Progress
Thu, 17 May 2001 14:07:21 +0100
There seems to be an important historical omission on the "History of the
Grant Matcher" page at:
I remember the last time I was in the Bay Area, Norm, Dean, MarkM, Ping and
I had a group meeting to get the definitive status of the EQ question.
Walking into the discussion, all of Norm, MarkM, Ping and I were of the
opinion that EQ was necessary and were expecting to see the Grant Matcher
Puzzle carry the day. I remember being very surprised (and impressed) when
Dean single handedly won the debate by demonstrating that the Grant Matcher
Puzzle could also be solved using a sealer/unsealer pair. I remember MarkM
conceding the point and deciding that E would continue with EQ for the sole
reason of maintaining familiarity for Java programmers. I believe Ping has
a more or less complete transcript of the discussion, as he was nominated
Let's update the history books before this one gets lost in the mist of time!