Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

Later version of Dylan are a much better language, Algol-syntax not withstanding. Better still, is GOO: a very elegant little language that would make for a perfect Dylan or Common Lisp core.



Now that we have someone looking at adding an s-expression syntax as an alternative to OpenDylan, it has been interesting reading through my copy of the original Apple Dylan book from 1992 (originally owned by P Tucker Withington given the signature inside the cover). A lot did change for the better between 1992 and 1996. I think sealing is a big example of that. I think the 'block' construct is a bit nicer than the prefix-Dylan equivalent as well.

It is also interesting to see how some elements of the current Dylan syntax make more sense when you see the roots of it all in the prefix-Dylan syntax.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: