Tunes core existed in 1991

Paul Dufresne
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 07:28:57 -0400

On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 01:54:02AM -0400, Pete Gonzalez wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Paul Dufresne wrote:

> Hmm...  judging from his web page, it appears he hasn't done any further
> work on the project since 1991, which isn't a great sign.
he he he, but there is much more recent things going on
with the same kind of approach, read further.

>Also, like you
> I found that by Chapter 2 he still hadn't actually given anything except
> vague formalisms.  Hopefully this is a consequence of it being a thesis
> (i.e. the political need to look like a lot of work =))
I like that because he explain things for a newbie like me.

I think he explain with Common Lisp code quite clearly the how on
following chapters, it's just that I am not sure I am bright enough
to follow.

>but really if
> it's the Right Thing it should be possible to clearly explain the gist of
> the design in just a few pages.
I guess so, chapter 3 describes how it includes in the closure of a
procedure (or function), the interpreter with which to evaluate the

> Maybe I'm just still to new to all of this, but I had a lot of trouble
> seeing anything revolutionary there.
I think that's me that find this good because I am new to this, and
you find this unrevolutionnary because you are already aware of other
stuff like this.

Now doing on a research
with "+reflect* +tower +interpreter" I found 21 documents speaking
of that kind of stuff. Like Refci language.

I guess Fare was already aware of these, but they need to make their
place on the links of our Reflection page.