[REBOL] Re: link to background on Rebol language design?
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 18-Aug-2003 10:48
b> Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has a link to anything going into Rebol's
b> design as a language, the only thing I can remember seeing were a couple
b> articles in Dr. Dobbs a few years back which unfortunately I can't seem
b> to find online.
b> I'm interested in stuff focusing on language theories and their
b> relationship to Rebol's design. Not anything talking about how easy it
b> is to send an email.
There was some mention of it in the MIT Lightweight Languages workshop
(don't have a URL handy though) and there were some old notes on
REBOLForces, but I don't recall too much about theoretical aspects
of the language design.
REBOL draws a lot of inspiration from Lisp, Forth, and Logo. I think
Carl has said that his study of denotational semantics played a big
part as well.