The Approach Adopted

Keedy has stubbornly rejected the approach taken in the development of most other programming languages, refusing to issue releases of the language which might restrict the design of later features in order to preserve compatibility with an early version. He wanted to retain the freedom in the design process to make changes, even sweeping changes, where necessary.

But of course there was pressure from the university to publish. The result of that is that we have published a stream of papers which contain interesting and innovative programming language ideas. These are listed, with their abstracts, after the basic principles of Timor have been described. But these papers only partially reflect the version of the language as described in [7]. The earlier the paper was published, the greater is the likelihood that details have changed.