Alexis Read ucapare@ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jul 31 04:46:01 2002

I'd say it could be useful. One of the core aspects of TUNES is to be able
to really easily develop software - so easy that a user can do it. With
that in mind, this project can chip away at that problem, and you can see
what the 'cutting edge' in software research can produce!

It really depends on how much time you'll be working as to how much time
you can devote to TUNES. Certainly from a career point of view it sounds
pretty good (I don't know if the salary is reasonable or not, but if it is
then experience is the watchword in the IT industry in the UK!).


On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Lendvai, Attila 101. wrote:

> hi!
> i just want to inform you/ask for opinions about a job offer i got. i
> will be working with Charles Simonyi (of m$) on a post Intentional
> Programming project. it will be his own startp company, as far as i can
> see, probably with some kind of m$ backing.
> it will be 10 of us, 4 in hungary for the startup. i will get plain $'s
> at the beginning (noting else offered currently), around $3000 before
> taxes, and if i'm wise at the talks! (damn, i should move to the US...)
> the project will be focused on some tunes-ish ideas, but with a much
> more focused view on developing development environments. the basis will
> be something like this: define high level intentions (~specification) in
> a tree-like structure, and then an engine transforms it until you can
> generate some code at the end that can run on a given system (with
> predefined + user written transformers (in various languages)). it will
> be based on APL over trees (instead of matrices), if it means something
> for you guys. things like domain specific languages, generative
> programming, and all that of the IP stuff... as far as i can see now,
> it's much less then tunes in power, but something useful that can be
> done in a realistic timeframe.
> i don't know much more, and i shouldn't tell any more if i knew after
> all, but i would be happy if you could drop a few lines if you have some
> toughts to share.
> what i'm afraid of is that i won't be able to work on tunes for years if
> i sign their contract (haven't seen it yet). and also i feel that i'm
> way too cheap to add any knowledge i got from here or anywhere else.
> well, it's easy to manage that: i will be an implementation guy, so i
> can easily act as a brainless coder if i feel so...
> but i have no experinece in these things, i'm only 24 with 1 year of a
> brainless coder job.
> thanks in advance,
> - 101.
> ps: Water, i've read the irc logs (no irc from my company)... could you
> drop one or two lines about that new language/compiler? maybe a link to
> something to play with...