[IAEP] Turtles All The Way Down
alan.nemo at yahoo.com
Fri May 20 11:09:28 EDT 2011
This is nice!
Smalltalk actually got started by thinking about a way to make a child's
Logo-like language with objects and pattern matching that could express its own
operating system and environment.
It is very tricky to retain/maintain readability (so the first Smalltalk was
also an extensible language not just semantically but syntactically).
With a tile language, this is really worth thinking about, since using tiles
suggests ways to extend both the form and the meaning of the tiles.
From: C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org>
To: IAEP SugarLabs <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>; OLPC Devel
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Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011 6:30:08 AM
Subject: [IAEP] Turtles All The Way Down
I've done a little more work on "Turtles All The Way Down", which I
(very briefly) discussed at EduJam. I actually wrote a garbage
collector in TurtleScript for TurtleScript on Sunday. Brief writeup
and exhaustive mind-numbing detail here:
No actual turtles yet! I'm going to have to fix that soon.
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