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
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.
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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