A Lazy Sequence

Impending kOS

18 October 2014

archive.vector.org.uk

Stephen Taylor:

…“How big,” asked Arthur, “should a text editor be?”

I’ve known Whitney most of my life. I know what he does. I know his stupid questions. And still I can’t resist trying to give helpful answers. “I don’t know. One could find out, surely? What do Emacs and Vim weigh – tens of megabytes?”

“I’ve got a text editor in four lines of K. Just need to add Copy and Paste.”

The APL family of languages are both amazing and terrifying. Don’t miss the source code for the editor.

Via Tavis Rudd.