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21 Mar 2023 00:05:12 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Animation code execution  
From: David Buck
Date: 9 Dec 2021 18:27:39
Message: <61b290eb$1@news.povray.org>
Yes, it's ambitious.  I've already written the compiler for the language 
(it's based on Smalltalk) and the virtual machine.  The video shows my 
long-term direction but my next steps are more modest.  I want to 
develop a more traditional development environment for the language 
using a web browser communicating with Smalltalk through WebSockets as 
the UI.

This video will be part of a Kickstarter campaign I'll be starting soon 
to raise funds to develop that IDE.  As a later phase, I'm looking at 
eliminating the compiler and text format altogether.  The IDE would 
effectively edit the parse tree directly.

For me, the big challenge is to see if a text-free programming 
environment can be as productive as a text-based language.  Pros:  You 
don't have to worry about bracket matching and trivial syntax issues 
(missing periods, semicolons, etc).  Cons: Cut and paste is harder and 
editing structure may be harder. I'll have to see.

David Buck

On 2021-12-09 12:24 a.m., Dave Blandston wrote:
> David Buck <dav### [at] simberoncom> wrote:
>> ...and yes, I still use POV-Ray after all these years.
> All the cool people do.
> Your project sounds very ambitious by the way, maybe even revolutionary...

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