Lies, damn lies!
Fri, 28 May 1999 02:54:17 -0400 (EDT)
I have been on the Rebol mailing list for awhile too...it's really
nice...it would be nice if we could compile it efficiently (I don't know
what happened to jrm...). Also I do't like the fact that things like
"find" are hooked to particular search algo's...if rebol could have a nice
graphics API (hooking to OpenGL would be very advantageous), it would be a
truly cool new useful language...
On Fri, 28 May 1999, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
> Billy Tanksley wrote:
> > The universal Turing machine accepts as its input a description of another
> > Turing machine and a program, remember? Thus, in order to be universal, a
> > computing system has to be able to read and possibly modify the description
> > of an arbitrary computing system (including itself).
> Sorry - my fault for not knowing the difference between a
> Turing Machine and an Universal Turing Machine. While I was looking
> into that, I came across this interesting paper called "Computation
> Beyond the Turing Limit" which is full of the little greek letters
> that some around here are so fond of. It is about a theory for
> Neural Networks and while I don't think it has any relevance for
> Tunes, I am not a good judge of that. See "In Journals" paper 16 at:
> > I hate Outlook.
> > Anyhow, You mentioned that Forth was the only standard universal language by
> > this definition. In spite of my preference for Forth, I disagree -- Scheme,
> > Lisp, and Python can read arbitrary code in their own language and modify
> > it. They don't have access to their own source code in the same way a Forth
> > program does, but that's not mentioned in the definition of a universal
> > Turing machine.
> If by "You" you mean Faré then yes, he said that. I didn't understand
> > Rebol (www.rebol.com) has full Forth-style access to its source, and it's a
> > syntactic language. I'm very impressed with it. In fact, I was thinking
> > that it might be tons of fun to write a Lojban module for it. Check it out
> > and think about it.
> I have been keeping my I on Rebol for about two years and like what I
> seen. While it is a fantastic scripting language, I am not sure you can
> system programming in it.
> -- Jecel