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From Jakob Praher <jpra...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: [OT] Porting Cocoon to the Whitespace language?
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2003 09:19:11 GMT
Am Die, 2003-04-01 um 10.53 schrieb Bertrand Delacretaz:
> I'm starting to think that porting Cocoon to the Whitespace language 
> (http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/whitespace/) could bring a lot of benefits. 
> Apparently this language allows one to get rid of all encoding problems 
> by using a strictly restricted character set.
> 
hehe kind a like the idea ;-) (just reminds me little bit of smalltalk
ideas - the sentence is the expression boundary ).

Allthough I must confess I find it easer learning yet another "non
whitespace oriented" language, as I am so accustomed to this :

Expr 
  := Designator['(' Args ')' ] = Expr ';'
  | 'while' '(' ...
  ...
...
and so on.

but I think once you have gained momentum over the syntax it can be
quite funny.

As of whitespace ignorance of most editors (using either tab or spaces),
keeping this sources file in "good scape" can be a real nightmare,
imagine some bad editor replaces the tabs by 4 spaces .... ;-) 

> 
> Anyway, this requires more thought before diving deep into the project, 
> but I really feel that porting Cocoon to Whitespace is A Project For 
> Today...
> 
Would you like to port just the flow part, or cocoon in total?
Sounds of much work to do ;-) 

anyway thanks for this interesting language project ;-)

-- Jakob


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