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[REBOL] Re: What language am I looking for?

From: kenneth:nwinet at: 16-May-2001 6:56

> Ken seems to be arguing that the relm of programming falls into one > sub-plot of the Mandelbrot, and, therefore, surely one notation could be > adequate for dealing with this relm. My intuition tells me that, like a > Mandelbrot plot, that the more one delves into the behavior of a > problem, the more likely one will discover more complexity, not less. > Hence, more extension of the notation is required.
This is my view precisely. My defense (not that such is needed, but bear with me) is that just as Newtonian physics is useful in a relativistic world some subset of notation would allow a generally useful language that is simpler, more expressive and powerful that most of the examples that currently exist. Now I'd like to throw another challenge out to this list. Does being able to be more expressive, through greater levels of abstraction, always have to lead to a performance loss. This is a thorny issue that I've had difficulty grappling with. It's easy to find examples where this is true. I'm looking for examples where this may not be true. Thanks all, Ken.