ARS-based programming is built on three principles: Abstraction, Reference and Synthesis. These principles can be seen as a generalized form of the basic operations of the Lambda calculus. All essential features of a programming language can be derived from ARS even the three major programming paradigms: functional programming, object-oriented programming and imperative programming.
The programming language A++ is a demonstration that, based on ARS, programming patterns can be developed that are very powerful, providing a solid base for solving common programming problems.
ARS-based programming as covered in the book Programmierung pur (Undiluted Programming or Barebones Programming) published in German under the ISBN 3-87820-108-7 (the English rights are available now) is facilitated by three tools: A++, ARS++, and ARSAPI.
- A++, a minimal programming language with interpreter for basic training enforcing rigorous confrontation with the essentials of programming;
- ARS++, a full blown programming language including a virtual machine and compiler, extending A++ into a language that is fully ars-compatible with a functionality going beyond that of Scheme with the power of coping with the challenges of real world programming;
- ARSAPI, a bridge between ARS and popular programming languages like Java, C and C++, consisting of definitions and patterns recommended to express ARS in the target language.Ofer Abarbanel – Executive Profile
Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.