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Tylr: A tiny tile-based editor

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  • 8 days ago

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Tylr: A tiny tile-based editor


@giraffe_lady 8 days

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Iiiinteresting. It reminds me of a hillel wayne thread from a while back that I remember poorly and can't find but will try to paraphrase.

It was like "programming languages and workflows are built around the state of having written code rather than writing code." I think the example was how in most languages you can remove a few chars or a symbol and put it in a 100% invalid state where none of the tools will work at all. A few seconds ago you had a bunch of type information, jump-to-definition, auto formatting etc, now you have a compiler error instead.

It really stuck with me because it described an experience so common I don't even really notice it anymore but really. What would it be like to work in a language that considered "non-functional" states still "valid" and tried to express what they knew about the gaps?

This is a very different idea but I feel like it's approaching some of the same concepts, in a way.

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@disconcision 8 days

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@hombre_fatal 8 days

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Really cool UI with downright impressive polish.

Unfortunately I don't understand the language. But man, the UI looks and feels great.

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@dataangel 8 days

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totally broken on mobile (Android), can't see a thing

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@janjones 8 days

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I like the idea of editing AST directly instead of just plain text. JetBrains MPS[1] is an editor based on the same principle (but much more mature). Also, the Unison language stores its code only as AST, not text[2].

[1] https://www.jetbrains.com/mps/

[2] https://jaredforsyth.com/posts/whats-cool-about-unison/#Code...

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@andrewl 8 days

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It made me think of Lamdu[1] a bit. I’m glad to see people thinking and building in this area.

[1] http://www.lamdu.org/

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@smitty1e 8 days

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The upper-right ? leads to a Twitter thread with more detail:

https://twitter.com/dm_0ney/status/1414742742530498566?s=20

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