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Have you written your own language in itself yet?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 5 Feb 2023
Parts of Ecstasy are now implemented in Ecstasy. Here's the Lexer, for example.
Top programming languages created in the 2010's on GitHub by stars
6 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 1 Feb 2023
What are you doing about async programming models? Best? Worst? Strengths? Weaknesses?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 7 Dec 2022
A Future reference has the various capabilities that you'd imagine, taking lambdas for thenDo(), whenComplete(), etc. The reference, in the above example, is a local variable, so you just obtain it using the C-style & operator:
October 2022 monthly "What are you working on?" thread
16 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 2 Oct 2022
FWIW - here is the stage manager code that I referred to.
September 2022 monthly "What are you working on?" thread
10 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 1 Sep 2022
Ecstasy (xtclang.org): Currently working on session management for a cloud-based HTTP back end. Not exactly compiler or language stuff, but it certainly is exercising the compiler and language.
Abstract Syntax Tree structure for variable definition
2 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 1 Sep 2022
I prefer to make my AST nodes fairly rich, and let them do the brunt of the work themselves. Instead of the 5 lines of code above, the assignment statement node in Ecstasy is over 1000 LOC. But it handles everything from initial validation through the MLIR emission.2 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 1 Sep 2022
No, not that specific project. It's our own Mid Level Intermediate Representation (or Mid Level Intermediate Language), aka MLIR/MLIL. Here's a snapshot of the operators.
Thoughts on building on a VM (in particular, .NET/CLR) but not "exposing" the underlying VM?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 20 Aug 2022
Ecstasy project on Github: https://github.com/xtclang/xvm
August 2022 monthly "What are you working on?" thread
21 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 31 Jul 2022
Quite a few improvements in Ecstasy over the past month:
Any language with a 'self' type?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 22 Jul 2022
Early on, we had the This keyword, and its meaning was "this type". So if a method on class Collection was declared as This add(Element), it meant that the method returned the auto-narrowing type of this. We later changed it from This to Collection (or whatever the class name is) and added the Collection! (non-narrowing) form, because there were syntactic needs (e.g. inner and outer auto-narrowing class references) that could not be covered by This. We evaluated a few different options, and we liked (and still like) the result that we came up with. That said, I still wish we had a This keyword (see the 5th bullet point) for the "this type", but 🤷♂️.
November 2021 monthly "What are you working on?" thread
13 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 1 Nov 2021
I'm working on https://github.com/mkhan45/RustScript_v2. Of course you can tell from the name it's a bit of a joke but I started writing it just to learn OCaml but I made so much progress so quickly and soon I'll implement a few web server builtins so I can rewrite my personal website in it.
What are some alternatives?
seed7 - Source code of Seed7
list-exp - Regular expression-like syntax for list operations [Moved to: https://github.com/phenax/elxr]
kuroko - Dialect of Python with explicit variable declaration and block scoping, with a lightweight and easy-to-embed bytecode compiler and interpreter.
ghc - Mirror of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler. Please submit issues and patches to GHC's Gitlab instance (https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc). First time contributors are encouraged to get started with the newcomers info (https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/wikis/contributing).
TablaM - The practical relational programing language for data-oriented applications
passerine - A small extensible programming language designed for concise expression with little code.
star - An experimental programming language that's made to be powerful, productive, and predictable
firefly-boot - Bootstrap compiler for Firefly
tonic - An elegant language for script-kiddies and terminal squatters.
starlight - JS engine in Rust