11 Sep 2000 danpost   » (Observer)

  Hmmm.... I think I'll recode the scanner module for Bolt, my newest project, a new language -- not even alpha software yet. I put too much overhead in it for an initial revision [the auto-registering token identifiers and scanner classes], especially since I'm not sure if it will work well or as fast as a simple scanner. I'm sure that I won't be adding any tokens at runtime.... ASCII and Unicode are pretty well defined, as are commonly used things that you may have heard of -- they're called 'numbers' and 'strings'... Oh yes, and characters and symbols too! ('m', []!@~) :)

  I'm toying with an idea for Bolt -- what about, when I implement the runtime, creating extensions to 'object' that allow objects to reside on different VMs, connected through a networking protocol, such as TCP/IP, as a lightweight method of doing distributed computing? Of course, I'll eventually implement CORBA, as I would want to create a Berlin server in Bolt [as soon as both Bolt and Berlin are mature :) ], but it may be helpful nonetheless. And quicker to implement. What do you think, eh?? [No, I'm not Canadian.... :)] Mail me at danpost at users.sourceforge.net if you have ANY ideas on what an ideal language would be like. Well, back to homework... Oh, wait!! I'm done for the day.


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