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RE: dual-language systems increase modularity
- To: "Miles Egan" <address@hidden>, "Michael Vanier" <address@hidden>
- Subject: RE: dual-language systems increase modularity
- From: "Brent Fulgham" <address@hidden>
- Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 12:12:42 -0800
- Cc: <address@hidden>
- Sender: address@hidden
- Thread-index: AcOsmSa+RAFFv5HoT4aJAx1lCo5b8QArcq3A
- Thread-topic: dual-language systems increase modularity
> The thing I find most interesting about Dylan is that the designers
> explicitly tried to accomodate the shifting needs of developers across
> the various stages of development. I really like the idea of starting
> with very loose specifications of type and tightening them down as an
> application matures.
I agree with this as well. My only gripe with Dylan, really, is that
the "full Dylan" language is so similar to the "light Dylan" language.
I.e., to write a simple Dylan program you still have to incorporate all
of the Library and Module baggage you need for a full-fledged program.
It would be nice if there was a standard way of writing short scripts,
like you can in MzScheme for example.