The design of SASL was inspired by the philosophy of functional programming, which was then becoming popular in the United States. It was intended to be a completely functional programming language that required little or no use of abstract data types. This philosophy was adopted to implement a practical approach in programming languages such as COBOL. In order to achieve this goal, the language was designed with a strong support for a functional approach with a very strong emphasis on program maintenance and safety. It is also designed in a way that allows programmers to define, compile and debug programs without requiring any additional runtime library facilities.
In spite of these strong points, SASL has a few disadvantages that have led to a lot of controversy. For example, since its inception, the language was primarily used for the development of simulation software such as CAD/CAM systems. It is only now that other applications are being developed.
The main disadvantage of SASL programming is the lack of a standard library of useful data structures and algorithms. Since most object oriented programming languages provide a standard library, programmers have to learn one specific language for each type of data structure they need to work with. It is very difficult to share information among different languages, even when one uses an external library. Another disadvantage is the lack of support for loops and other functional constructs used in more traditional languages such as C++. The language itself may not be very efficient; in particular the lack of type safety in the construction of data structures can lead to runtime errors.
The second major disadvantage of SASL Programming is the difficulty of maintaining compatibility with the various platforms that are used today. While the language itself was originally designed to be compatible with Unix environments (i.e., UNIX, DOS and Windows), it has been extended so that it runs on UNIX, VMS, Solaris and others. Due to the lack of a standard library, many programmers have had to write their code in a number of different languages in order to maintain compatibility. this code base. Another disadvantage of the language is that it is difficult to introduce a common abstraction for data structures in one language while the common abstraction is available in another language.
Despite these two disadvantages of SASL Programming, the language is still widely used to this day. It is also used for modeling many real life problems such as decision making and mathematical calculations. In fact, its popularity is still increasing, despite the fact that it has become obsolete due to the developments in other languages. It is used by many large organizations like NASA, defense contractors, law enforcement agencies, banks and insurance companies. One disadvantage is the fact that it is difficult to introduce an abstraction when data is passed from one program to another.
One major drawback of the language is that while it is easy to write a simple program, it is very difficult to implement a complicated program in a structured manner. In order to make things easier, many professional programmers have written several libraries in order to allow programmers to have a common interface in a simple language. The use of libraries makes the language less flexible than some others, but it has been proved to be effective for many real life applications.
There are other languages that offer a high degree of efficiency, but also provide the advantage of being easy to learn and use. One of those languages is the scripting language Perl. It is not only highly efficient but also highly interactive, since it allows users to work with scripts written in other languages like HTML. Although Perl is easy to learn and use, there are many people who prefer to use it because of its portability.