What If Python Replaced Elisp?

Samuel A. Falvo II kc5tja at garnet.armored.net
Fri Mar 10 12:59:43 CET 2000


In article <Om9y4.1424$oN5.381668 at tw11.nn.bcandid.com>, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
>It's a problem that Lisp compilers and the SELF compiler have wrestled
>with for a long time.  It's not insoluble, but it's not like writing a
>FORTH compiler.

What about FORTH compilers?  I don't see how Forth fits into this discussion
at all.  Forth is an extremely static language, for all its dynamic
features.  +, for example, will *only* produce meaningful results when fed
integers.  As a result, it doesn't even make sense to perform type
inferencing with Forth.  :)

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