[oclug] Speaking of Computer Languages...
linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 9 11:29:53 EST 2001
I just ran into this little thing on slashdot and considering we had
a recent debate over beginners languages, here's something for the
It's a radical new approach to computer langauges called Eidola.
According to their own blurb, "Eidola is a
representation-independent, object-oriented, visual programming
Recently, I mused about such a thing on this list, and lo-and-behold,
someone is doing it already. I've just found this out and will study
it further. From what I've seen so far, I'll need a refersher course
in set theory. There are mumblings about the cardinality of the set
of computer programmes that can be represented in this language is
still aleph-null (there are so many different kinds of infinities,
Anyway, I haven't had time to look at it seriously, but this looks
like fun... definitely not for the beginners.
"However dazzling and dauting (the technologist's) display
of worldly wisdom, their true inspiration lies elsewhere,
in an enduring, otherworldly quest for transcendence and
salvation" - David F. Noble, "The Religion of Technology"
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