This post summarizes the blog since April, when I wrote the last blog retrospective.
The explicitly educational posts have been the most popular ones.
Here I describe a concrete problem, give a useful solution — that I actually used, and discuss lessons for the Oil language:
These posts criticize two aspects of the shell language. I give saner and safer alternatives:
What is the relationship between the Shunting Yard Algorithm and Pratt Parsing?
A collection of observations on language design:
Riskiest part of the project indeed! I still haven't gotten to this. I'm thinking about this based on optimization.
Tests will help me make this transition:
Is this still the plan? Yes.
I made the first three releases:
Other Status Updates:
The shell runtime. Design of core/args.py.
Long Slog through the Shell.
I wrote about build system observations, but I didn't write about the R language yet. Why four languages?
A few months ago, I also added tags on the blog index, which may also help you find posts to read.
For example, see: #usage-tips.