Appendix talk:APL

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I reckon Appendix:APL would be a better name for this page, because the expansion "A Programming Language" is so much rarer and not in itself the "name" of the language. Equinox 10:18, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

The page has since then been moved from Appendix:A Programming Language to Appendix:APL. --Daniel. 03:01, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
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As #Appendix:BASIC (deleted) did, these list terms used in programming languages, not in natural/spoken languages (except as the two happen to share words). Not dictionary material: delete.​—msh210 (talk) 22:21, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

I wouldn't oppose deletion. They don't seem to be language of the kind relevant to a dictionary (i.e. no parts of speech, rarely any consistent pronunciations, no inflections). The APL symbols are cute, and they are in Unicode, but we already voted to delete their entries from mainspace. Appendices should really be useful addenda and not an attic for stuff we just can't bear to delete. Equinox 22:26, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Delete COBOL, but I share Equinox's odd fondness for the APL page. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:55, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Delete them. I was reluctant to raise a finger against Appendix:APL (those arcane symbols pique my interest), but we still have a more complete list at w:APL syntax and symbols to reference. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 00:08, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Delete Appendix:APL and Appendix:COBOL per deletion of #Appendix:BASIC. --Dan Polansky (talk) 10:20, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
Delete but leave a soft redirect to the Wikipedia page. bd2412 T 02:20, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
Striking COBOL as there is a consensus for deletion. Leaving APL for now. Equinox 02:23, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Kept APL as there's no-one deleting after a year.