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Here is a quote from a note posted in a long list of other newsgroups:


>I'd like to post the preface I wrote for the Transframe language
>reference where language is described as the dress of thought.
>            Language is the dress of thought
>                                - Samuel Johnson
>Language is the dress of thought," a very expensive dress that we
>cannot afford a change. Unfortunately, our thought often outgrows
>our language so fast that we always need a new language, which might
>cost us a life-time learning. If we ever need a new language, we
>should pick up the one that can spread as our thought grows, and
>can transform as our thought changes.
>Transframe is such a language.
>The design philosophy of Transframe is to provide a diversity in
>terms of a simple, transformable framework that can be adapted
>to various specific problem domains.
>Transframe provides a framework that can be adapted to achieve
>the power of dynamic typing for rapid prototyping, but can also
>be transformed into static model to preserve the efficiency and
>quality of the current static typed languages. The gap between
>dynamic programming and static programming vanishes. Transframe
>enables a software development environment that provide run-time
>/function creation and modification and the power of polymorphism
>provided by a dynamic language. Meanwhile, Transframe enables a
>software product that has the equal size and speed to the equivalent
>product developed by traditional static languages. The framework
>produces models (classes) that can be frozen and melt freely
>between dynamic/static environment. The penalty is scalable
>depending on the required degree of dynamics or polymorphism
>for a final product.
>Existing programming languages usually provide a built-in model
>for a very limited program domain. For example, Ada provides task,
>Actor provides active object, and Java uses threads
>for concurrent programming. Unfortunately, the requirements of
>applications may vary greatly. A single built-in model is a rigid
>dress that can never fit well to each requirement in our thought.
>The framework provided by Transframe that can be transformed into
>high-level models for different requirements in various domains
>such as concurrent programming, distributed programming,
>parallel programming, database applications, and so on.


Has anybody had experience with this?  Does it live up to its claims?
Could it provide a Forthlike flexibility using modern gobbledegoop?

Fri, 16 Jan 1998 03:00:00 GMT  
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