after working with several apl-generations in former times and having a long pause of about 10 years in programming i just discovered this apl project here.
i am very happy to see that this is (and hopefully will stay as) a non-commercial project.
unfortunately, i cannot help programming the interpreter in compiled languages, because i don't have a development system in c or any other compiled language.
i only have an old version of apl2000 as the only possibility to write programs for my own.
now my idea for file access functions:
what do you think about implementing a low level function like wcall as in apl+win by apl2000? this could be a beginning for us.
in this apl+win there is a possibility to edit a file called aplw.ini, which lets the user define windows-api functions to handle with the parameters of the functions in any dll.
it would be nice to give your apl-interpreter the capability of "understanding" such a syntax.
if you are able to program the interpreter for this facility, i can help our project by writing several apl-functions for file access and give them to the world.
i am thinking of a function syntax like " wcall 'FindFirstFile' searchpattern buffer " and other functions.
Have fun with APL