Invitation To Draft Symbol Table Specs
rcozens at pon.net
Sat Mar 27 07:39:13 CST 2004
From time to time I have advocated the development of custom symbol
tables to support:
* The global declaration of constants
* Explicit data typing of variables, including support for pointers
* Definition of record structures and structure field names
* Direct handling of system calls from within Transcript
I am now at the point where I intend to flesh out the symbol table
concept in greater detail, create a working symbol stack the Run Rev
team could use as a starting point when adding symbol table support
to the compiler, and post the full proposal on Bugzilla.
Rather than work in a vacuum and have others who have an interest in
this point out the shortcomings of my proposal after it is released,
I hereby extend an invitation to anyone with a strong interest in
variable typing and accessing O/S calls directly in Transcript to
join a [hopefully] small, [for sure] private group to address these
Anyone who would like to participate should eMail me privately.
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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