Korz (was: Bold outliner items)

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Sat Feb 8 23:05:26 UTC 2014

David Ungar wrote:
> If you are interested, see the talk Harold Ossher and I gave
> at SPLASH this past fall.

Russell Allen wrote:
> This one? http://www.infoq.com/presentations/oop-language-context

Thanks for the link. I was very glad to see a language name that is easy
to search for (Korz) compared to Smalltalk, Self or Us. This is a
research area which I find very interesting. Programming in the Slate
language had a bit of the same flavor and the "worlds" work being done
by Alan Kay's group is closely related (though viewpoints are bundled
together like nested transactions). Even Ian Piumarta's "Quantum Object
Dynamics" speculations are related to this.


> That's awesome. I really like the transparent context viewer. 
> You are ending up with a language (system?) which looks like it would be
> difficult-to-impossible to properly program using just a text editor
> except for the simplest of programs.

I always push in this direction as well, though some people don't like
it. To me, you are going to have to use some program anyway since you
can't directly manipulate the electrons inside the computer. In that
case it might as well be a program optimized for the task: an outliner
instead of vi.

-- Jecel

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