"Glen Walker" <glen.walker(a)mail.com> wrote:
Just a quick greeting to say that I am a new RISC OS user,
fairly experienced programmer and old-hat technical writer.
Welcome. Seeing that you have had experience with Lisp you might
like to have a look at RiscLua ( http://www.wra1th.plus.com/lua/
It does not resemble Lisp at first glance, but like Scheme it has
functions as first class citizens and lexical scoping; hence
easy to use in a functional style. Also easy to use in an OOP
style. Lua has the advantage of bags of online documentation
and an active community ( http://lua-users.org/wiki/
RISC OS dialect of it has extensions to access the OS; they resemble
those of BBC Basic: sys, dim, ?, !, $ etc. So you can use it in most
circumstances that Basic can be used. It is a bit faster. You can
link programs with the interpreter to create standalone binaries.
Gavin Wraith (gavin(a)wra1th.plus.com)
Home page: http://www.wra1th.plus.com/