Re: Factor

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

Factor Tutorial

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Andrea Ferretti has posted a great tutorial about Factor!

From the announcement on the mailing list:

Factor has a lot of documentation in the listener, but I have
tried to cover some topics that are present in the official
docs, but scattered throughout it, so that they were not clear
to me at the beginning.

These include for instance:

- the central concept is function composition, the stack is more
 of a detail
- how simple is to deploy program and scripts
- what tools are there: linter, inspector, unit testing support,
 reverse lookup of function uses...
- what model of multithreading and async I/O are used
- how to make use of multiple cores
- in what sense Factor has an object system
 and more

Check it out!