Monday, November 20, 2006

Mosquito Lisp

I stumbled upon Mosquito Lisp, and thought for a minute that it could be the adaptation to Termite's concepts into a more web-oriented strategy. But I was wrong, as it is only more focused on security measures, and leaves the main attraction in Termite behind - not only it does not allow the exchange of continuations, as it doesn't even consider them in the language (as with macros, now that we're at it!). This can make the dialect extremely simple to grasp and employ on real world cases, but it fails to make academic experiments with abstractions and other language tricks possible (at least throughout several machines!). Here's the link to the introduction:

Ephemeral Security - Introduction to Mosquito Lisp