Allen's lambda syntax proposal

P T Withington ptw at
Wed Dec 3 06:18:01 PST 2008

On 2008-12-02, at 20:32EST, Peter Michaux wrote:

> I keep a list of all the X->ES3 compilers I encounter in the middle of
> the following page

Clarification on:

> OpenLaszlo is the opposite direction: JavaScript compiled into Flash.

OL compiles an XML language to a subset of ECMAScript4 (or ECMAScript3  
with the more mainstream parts of ES4: classes, type declarations,  
parameter defaults, rest args, etc.) and has multiple back-ends that  
compile that ECMAScript4 subset to (for example) JavaScript,  
ActionScript 2, or ActionScript 3.  So, in a sense, we use Javascript  
as both an intermediate language and as an assembly language.

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