Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jul 2009 15:46 UTC, submitted by fsmag
General Development "Lately, the Falcon Programming Language has attracted growing interest and excited a deal of curiosity. In this article I'll document some unique features of Falcon that allow users to build easily what I define as a 'second order virtual machine'."
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Why?
by hufman on Mon 6th Jul 2009 17:23 UTC
hufman
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2008-10-11

I know I haven't finished my Software Engineering degree, and computer science wasn't stressed very much, but why would someone want to do this?
Additionally, what makes Falcon better for executing a list of functions than, say, Python?

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am I missing something?
by braddock on Tue 7th Jul 2009 00:50 UTC
braddock
Member since:
2005-07-08

Is there something new here - besides a burning desire to make up a clumsy buzz word?

If there is, the author failed to make it clear.

Better to spend equivalent time seeking inspiration from studying The Little Schemer than this muddled combination of functors and eval code.

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RE: am I missing something?
by flynn on Tue 7th Jul 2009 02:56 UTC in reply to "am I missing something?"
flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

I think what he was really trying to achieve is a poor man's version of Common Lisp macros.

I could be wrong though, the whole article is convoluted and the author only hints as to the purpose and possible benefits of his contraption.

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Falcon?
by strim on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:05 UTC
strim
Member since:
2008-07-01

Somehow, I thought that someone finally emulated Atari Falcon 030.

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Yeah...
by kilburn on Tue 7th Jul 2009 10:07 UTC
kilburn
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2009-05-11

"Lately, the Falcon Programming Language has attracted growing interest and excited a deal of curiosity."

Not in my RSS feeds. BTW, taking a look at the falcon's quickstart and reference guides, it seems quite similar to MATLAB, which is probably one of the worst programming language I've ever used ;)

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1st order and 2nd order
by project_2501 on Wed 8th Jul 2009 00:43 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

what's the difference between a 1st order and 2nd order VM?

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