Re: Factor

Factor: the language, the theory, and the practice.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Factor is a high-level language written by Slava Pestov with many interesting characteristics.  

It is stack-based with high-level features including dynamic types, extensible syntax, macros, and garbage collection.  On a practical side, Factor has a mature library, supports many different platforms, and has been extensively documented.  Similar in many ways to other concatenative programming languages, the syntax could be considered terse, but powerful.

It is a very different language than most with a lot of potential for its future.  

This blog will contain articles and code related to Factor, and should serve as both a learning guide and exploration of this language.