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Re: [vox] Ruby gives you sharp knives (fwd)
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Re: [vox] Ruby gives you sharp knives (fwd)

On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 01:33:36PM -0700, Harold Lee wrote:
> Then with Haskell's ability to figure out the data types and
> parameters from your code, you end up without the type declarations,
> like dynamic languages. Using the interactive Haskell ghci, it feels
> like I'm doing Lisp development because I'm able to build up global
> state variables and then build functions by trial and error.
> I'm hopeful that Haskell-like type systems will finally make it so
> that the static type system really gets out of your way except when
> the code really is broken.

It think that Domain Specific Languages will be the future, but I
admit I have never tried Rails. I will have to try it.

Haskell sounds interesting. And, it seems that this is what gives
Haskell its magic.
"What a type system gives us is abstraction"

I have seen a number of projects that incorporate ANTLR into them. In
your application, you say "create a table to store this data" and
through semantics, it knows how to do it depending what kind of
architecture you have. 

Here is the page for ANTLR

JFLAP is another intersting tool that helps you develop formal language
theory skills, something with I could use some practice.

Brian Lavender

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