Sunday, December 12, 2004

Factor ported to Win32

From Slava Pestov's blog.

The Win32 port will be bundled with the next release it seems. He is also working on a new compiler that does optimizations from an intermediate representation. It would be interesting to run some micro benchmarks and compare with other scripting languages.

On an unrelated note, I tend to agree with his take on design patterns. For most dynamic languages, these design patterns simply boils down to using features like closures, multiple dispatch (if available), continuations etc.