[FoRK] Arc, arc, arc.
<jbone at place.org> on
Wed Feb 6 22:44:40 PST 2008
This proves the point I was making about the relatively unimpressive
amount of work that goes into implementing e.g. an Arc. Less than a
week out and somebody's gone and done an alternate implementation of
Heck, what this guy has done is far *more* impressive in many ways,
as the delta between the substrate and target languages is far
greater than the distance between e.g. Arc and it's MzScheme host.
you might consider metacircularity. He's also added some
innovations: first-class macros, a small but significant change to
the binding behavior of set, and Unicode support. :-P ;-)
PG will correctly say that the heavy lifting inherent in Arc is
figuring out what the language should look like and how it should
behave, not the implementation. And I agree with that to a large
extent. I suspect we just disagree on how much heavy lifting even
that actually involves...
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