[self-interest] little languages

Brian T Rice water at tunes.org
Wed Jan 8 04:55:24 UTC 2003

On Tue, 7 Jan 2003, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:

> On Saturday 04 January 2003 03:25, christian.hresko wrote:
> > has anyone on this list read (or heard things about) the book
> > "Constructing Language Processors For Little Languages?"  since Self
> > is a little language, i thought this would be an appropriate place to
> > ask.
> I have heard about this book by Randy Kaplan, but haven't read it. I
> thought a friend had and had sent me some comments but I wasn't able to
> find them.
> Note that though it is very tempting to think of Self as a little
> language due to the quest for simplicity, most attempts to treat it as
> such haven't yielded good results. Little languages inspired by Self,
> on the other hand, seem to be doing better (see a short list at the end
> of http://www.merlintec.com:8080/Self/).
> -- Jecel

There is (was?) a mailing list for the discussion of little languages by
the author, and Smalltalk and derivatives were discounted if they were not
command-line, declaratively driven.

Brian T. Rice
LOGOS Research and Development
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