I have an idea for manipulation of lists. Criticism is appreciated
I would add one symbol '@' that "unravels" a list into it's contents in order to manipulate it as if it was a single instance
numbers = [1, 2, 3]
@doubled = @numbers * 2
doubled = [2, 4, 6]
So this allows mapping. Filtering can also be done similarly by taking advantage of the logical aspect
numbers = [-1, 0, 1, 2, 3]
@result = :[
r = n * 2
n > 0
]~[n = @numbers].r
result = [2, 4, 6]
@kyle I like the symbol choice... rolling up the at symbol is fun to imagine
@whtrbt thanks haha, that was pretty much the sole motivation for using that symbol, it looks like a loop
@kyle my feedback is you should just provide a map function and a lightweight lambda syntax so that people can read it :\
You've got to have those functions. They're important.
doubled = map(numbers (n)-> n*2)
Sometimes I see
doubled = map(numbers _*2)
(the underscore makes the expression its part of into a function that takes one parameter... I don't know how it decides how much of the expression it's inside it encompasses, though. It's a bit of a screwy gimmick I guess)
@faun thanks for the suggestions. I agree it's probably a lost cause to go for the unwrap syntax. I don't think there's much I can do to get away from a function syntax, I'm better off embrace ing it
This project was burning me out because I had way too many far out ideas that weren't entirely based in reality. It was fun while it it lasted though
@kyle I wonder how many of my programming languages are still impractical. I can imagine jonathan blow chiding me.
"If you need a language server to infer things, and dialogue with you, and give you realtime analysis feedback, maybe you're just not a very good programmer"
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