OT: GCed Forth-like language,
proof checking and machine code generation (was: migrating to
m.dentico at virgilio.it
Wed Oct 19 20:47:16 PDT 2005
Brian Rice wrote:
> But does your software really matter when there
> is Factor?
> Why not just merge with Factor and take the saved
> development time to do more interesting things?
I know you don't read the TUNES-LLL mailing list anymore,
so you don't have the proper context.
Check this thread:
He has particular needs and goals; as you can read in
that thread, I pointed out Factor (but not only) to him,
so he has consciously choosed to not use Factor.
For your convenience, I quote the relevant details here:
taken from the bottom of this message
> I wrote a verifier using intuitionistic type theory about
> twenty years ago, on a conbination of hardware and software that's
> no longer available. I'd like to redo it now that machines are a
> thousand times faster.
> But in the meantime, I've noticed that the notation in which
> coq (another ITT-based theorem proof-checker) archives its
> proofs and theories is a stack language. And I've got the
> idea that it make sense to use Forth-like tools as intermediary
> metween high-level languages and machine code. And somehow I
> think that all these ideas can come together into a coherent,
> usable system -- taking my language from twenty years ago,
> synthesising proofs of programs, converting to low-level
> Forthish notation, and checking these proofs while generating
> machine code.
> None of these things by themselves seems too big to tackle,
> except they've gotten my mind tangled into one metarecursive
> Yes, I plan to go all the way from formal theory to machine code.
Brian Rice wrote:
> Most TUNES members really do not follow what is
> actually going on in the wide world of computer
> science. That's worthless for this project, since
> the point is to provide a common convergence goal.
> The lone-wolf TUNES implementor is a FOOL.
Other context on the web site of his company:
(it seems not reachable from here at the moment).
He is not exactly a "CS novice" (euphemism).
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