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#LyX 1.3 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/
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ThiNG Project Diary
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\emph on 
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tonyg, 12 Dec 2004:
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 Today Matthias Radestock emailed through a link to a website about the
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 L programming language (and operating system).
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 The project is being run by a Tony Hannan, a PhD student at Georgia Tech.
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 The language is really quite similar to ThiNG.
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 We've been working faster, though 
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\family typewriter 
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;-)
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He seems to have Baker's shallow-bound-transaction idea at the core of the
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 language, along with extremely restricted mutable state.
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 He's still using single-dispatch, though.
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 Also, his metaobjects are the lexical scope and the dynamic state of the
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 code, where ThiNG is based on locations and explicit reflection.
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 Actually, I have a feeling ThiNG is going to end up 
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\emph on 
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completely
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 reflective, with very little hardwired behaviour.
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The paper he's writing about L gets into a lot of the mathematical structure
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 we haven't formalised yet, which is nice, since we can look at how he's
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 done it for when we want to write down our formalisms.
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