Sun Oct 12 20:07:20 CEST 2008
Staapl selling points
I'm gearing up to try to sell Staapl to trench dwellers. I need an
attack plan.. Particular language needs to be adapted to the public,
but the real selling points need to be clear.
* The console.
A console is something to control parameters, preventing recompile.
In practice, everybody developing embedded apps provides a console.
Usually this is done in an ad-hoc way, adding just the
reconfigurability that is necessary. Lisp and Forth remove this
ad-hoc feature: the console is a keyboard connected to a full
language, giving a short edit-compile-test cycle.
* Pattern matching, closures,
Useful for building language transformers
* Closures, macro hygiene and declarative modules.
Tools for namespace management.
EDIT: After one week in the mud, I think I'm going to try to scale
down the expectation a bit.. You can't sell functional programming.