Lambda (was: Refactoring in Tunes)
12 Jan 2000 04:57:53 +0100
>>>>> "Massimo" == Massimo Dentico <email@example.com> writes:
>> > The idea of a system > based on combinators (or Forth), as a
>> bootstrapping system, float > around the Tunes project from the
>> long time (see LLL subproject).
>> I know -- I got the idea from them to a good extent. I've long
>> envisioned a language like Joy, and at last I can see it.
>> Suprisingly, it looks exactly like I'd expected it to look -- but
>> the author's done _such_ a good job of continuing the work that
>> I'm simply amazed.
Massimo> .. and what about rewriting (probably only a core of) Joy
Massimo> in assembly with the usual technique of Forth? A merging
Massimo> with Retro/Forth OS of Tom Novelli?
Why not. But we'd have to get rid of this ridiculous `set' type
inherited from Pascal.
Massimo> What about the utility of such project as an infrastructure
Massimo> for the Tunes project? A tiny, consistent, understandable,
Massimo> fast environment with strong mathematical basis to
Massimo> experiment new ideas (or old ideas with new point of
Massimo> views). It's only a very modest proposal ...
Every one is also free to use OIL :-) (http://perso.cybercable.fr/martelli/oip/).
But be warned that it is not (yet) fast. But it's undoubtly tiny, and
I hope it's consistant and understandable.