Here comes XOS
b.xavier at internet.lu
Wed Oct 6 16:12:10 CDT 2004
I hope to have a good demo soon. I can show you some things right now and
you wont get it... Things that work are not in xos and xos is not working
per say yet. Im in the stage where you put 1+1 to make 3... So preparation
is essential and the less issues when I show it, the better right ? ;)
There's so many ways to describe this, and you can see it from a
programmer's point of view or the user's POV.
If you take the user point of view, you can assemble programs really really
fast with premade components that fit in. Together they give their features
and these can be multiplied with the adjacent components you put in the app
- these are standardized objects that xos recognizes. So the Menus and
indexes adjust automatically and there lots of automatic stuff that makes it
fun to use without having to deal with routine things.
The programmers POV is that when you update a feature, you make it available
everywhere like you would with a library or a stack in use. This is handled
implicitely and there will be a dynamic loader/unloader. Lots of things I
need to document too...
So with the RunRev IDE, you'll have another factor of 10 to gain time
programming or making apps that work right away with very little programming
It may not apply to all disciplines, granted. But it's a great model I've
come to use and reuse over and over... It was built with OOP in mind, RR or
HC as the host and I hope to make it smart to distribute server/client
across the net later...
Is this explanation better?
The documentation is the last piece Im working on though. Im waiting for
some comments on it to see if the direction is correct first.
The libraries are in total transit right now. Most run without bugs but all
the internals have to be revised and transferred from the old HC "global"
storage to something more resilient, structured, xml friendly... The
templates libraries though should be kick arse!
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> Subject: Re: Here comes XOS
> Sorry, Xavier, maybe I'm the only one, but I've read your
> message over and over and I'm still not clear what XOS is, or
> will be. I remember reading about it on the HyperCard list
> years ago, and I couldn't figure it out then, either.
> Maybe you could give an example or 2 of how it might be used
> in practice?
> I'd LIKE to be enthusiastic about it - honest! :-)
> Jonathan Cooper
> Manager of Information / Website
> Art Gallery of New South Wales
> Sydney, Australia
> MisterX wrote:
> > ...
> > So, what is XOS?
> > Just a simple extra OS to manage data across RunRev, your
> apps, your
> > OS, your files, your nets buddies, etc...
> > If there is anything important about data and programs,
> it's usually
> > the data! Well, XOS has a surprise for you, you will see data and
> > making
> > programs completely differently soon! At least I hope so ;)
> > The big question I've been trying to answer: Is is OOP or not?
> > Languagewise, C++ or smalltalk, java or any oop wanabee, no because
> > the transcript language doesn't lend itself to oop type of
> > programming. It doesn't need to!
> > The message hierarchy?
> > This one though is forcedly based on the RunRev messaging which is
> > kind
> > OOP. What was missing was/is/will/can be added though but I haven't
> > seen
> > need other than for delegation or exception handling in the
> pure sense
> > the term!
> > So what are Objects and how are they based in our "objectual
> > The object-ism in the XOS language is based on different levels at
> > which
> > humans contextualize the semantics of the word object. Uh,
> sorry, the
> > in xos just depends on your need. It can be the text, the field, the
> > the stack, the file or the category acoustic or other denominations
> > you choose (you can always script more of these!).
> > An object is also a variable word (not a variable although
> there is a
> > to variable and parameter naming) or a handler's name or
> part of it!
> > the object class is any function like createobject or deleteCard,
> > finduser, etc... You can instantiate or overide the
> function but it's
> > guaranteed something will happen if no "exceptions" are not handled
> > but
> > any case, the function will try to best help you out even
> if you don't
> > furnish the right parameters.
> > Are there classes, Objects, links, indexes, pointers?
> > They simply arent until you create them. These can be property
> > dependent
> > based on/in a library.
> > The first object I created in xos was the card, uh, the
> object which
> > is
> > card.
> > Concept?
> > A card is an object, so is a stack. A word is an object, so
> is a list.
> > Working from there contextually in the programming sense
> has been the
> > foundation for XOS... And the talk of OOP applies nicely in
> most forms
> > was a welcome sign in the book "The Best of Booch". It is about oop
> > and project development in all stages, his question is whether any
> > really differs or embodies the oop phylosophy while differing in
> > And I believe XOS does - OOP has been an inspiration...
> Lest I script
> > it naturally.
> > Inheritance is a nice OOP counter-example which doesn't
> really apply
> > to
> > although it is "generalized" into the polymorphismic class
> "IT" such
> > as CreateIt "car", "aproperty","avalue".
> > The conversion to MC from HC is strange because it opens
> many doors.
> > One them is templates... But Im now faced with a nice distributed
> > system
> > might have to redistribute itself... ;)
> > To all those that have supported my efforts in the past,
> here comes my
> > best...
> > The script behind XOS? ;)
> > In the beginning,
> > There was an object
> > More started becoming
> > Soon it was a project
> > What was a list too big
> > Could be picked by a script
> > So any could read or dig
> > one needle or a ship
> > More on this OOP talk later... I hope to put in some quotes
> from "The
> > of Booch" to exemplify the Object orientedness of XOS and RR in the
> > context.
> > ...
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