Jim's Depository

this code is not yet written

More many years now I have been disappointed in the state of programming languages. I followed the basic,pascal,C,C++ path through the 80s and 90s with side trips to a dozen other languages. Currently I use PHP for web sites, Javascript for prototyping, and objective C for applications, but none of these are satisfactory.

In the late 90s and early 00s I used Dylan for many things. (Algo syntax, scheme derived, CLOS) I think the biggest problem with Dylan is its rewriting rule based macro system. For a language as simple and powerful as Dylan to be saddled with a macro system that will give you sendmail flashbacks is simply wrong.

I think that perhaps what is needed is a new language that keeps the expressiveness and legibility of Dylan, but uses an equally legible syntax extension system.

So, I am writing one.