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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate

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Day 3: The Parade and Other Strange Places

My first few days with Io were frustrating, but after a couple of weeks, I found myself giggling like a school girl at the unexpected places the language would take me. It’s like Ferris showing up on the news, at the ball park, in the parade—everywhere you don’t expect him. In the end, I got out of Io exactly what I wanted, which was a language that changed the way I think.

Domain-Specific Languages

Just about everyone who is deeply involved with Io appreciates the power that Io gives you in the area of DSLs. Jeremy Tregunna, one of the core committers for Io, told me about an implementation of a subset of C in Io that took around 40 lines of code! Since that example is just a little too deep for us ...

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