adam.spitz at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 02:30:36 UTC 2011
--- In self-interest at yahoogroups.com, David Goehrig <dave at ...> wrote:
> As some of you may know, I've been working on implementing Self in
> let the list know about the progress. Today I put together a little demo of
> what is currently working and a bit of a post on what is not:
> The video is 720p so don't bother trying to watch it on your iPhone :)
> It is not a fully functional system yet, it is about 40% of the way there,
> and the compiler will require a rewrite before it is ready for actual use.
> But the bones are there and for certain simple statements which invoke
> built-in functions you can make little things happen. The way this thing
> works currently is it parses a string into a set of tokens, and then
> you look here:
> you will see that I'm seriously abusing some little used features of the
> effect, the entire program consists of lists of strings passed to a self
> evaluating function object. This makes it possible to generate a rather
> simple transformation engine which rewrites the self code into a highly
> language family.
> how it works in your head, it is surprisingly legible.
> If anyone would like to comment, contribute, or recommend some better parser
> techniques for the full self syntax, I'd appreciate the guidance. Mostly I
> am working through a set of test cases I extracted by looking at my own Self
> objects and bits of the system. I'm not too concerned about being 100%
> compliant at the moment, but simply want to trend towards completeness.
> Dave Goehrig
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