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Author Topic: Factor - anyone?  (Read 2102 times)

JennyB

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Factor - anyone?
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:29:35 AM »
From the Factorcode home page:
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Factor belongs to the family of concatenative languages: this means that, at the lowest level, a Factor program is a series of words (functions) that manipulate a stack of references to dynamically-typed values. This gives the language a powerful foundation which allows many abstractions and paradigms to be built on top.


Has anyone else any experience of it?

I'm interested because I'm a Forther from way back, and this is like a high-level Forth with lots of intriguing ideas and useful libraries. How can you resist a language with "fried quotations?"  :P


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Re: Factor - anyone?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 06:25:47 PM »
Wow! What an interesting find.

I'm definitely going to have to give this try since I too am a former 'Fig-leaf wearer.'

Maddening to download however. I get the impression Factor is a labor of love at this point since I'm getting sub-1K download speeds from their link page.

At approx 28Mb for the package, it will take a while...

Thanks again for sharing this! :Thmbsup:

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Re: Factor - anyone?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 07:24:37 AM »
A bit late to the party...

Did anyone get around to trying it out?

So far here:

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Re: Factor - anyone?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 07:35:09 AM »
The following is turning out to be helpful (though I've heard that divergence with the current state of the language is growing):

http://www.bluishcoder.co.nz/handbook.pdf