[E-Lang] Syntax change: reducing side-effects

zooko@mad-scientist.com zooko@mad-scientist.com
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 19:18:43 -0800

 Hal Finney wrote:
> I've always liked interactive development systems that let you work like
> this, going back to APL.  You define a function and then try calling
> it from the command line, and when it works you define more complex
> functions that use it.  Does anyone else use E this way?

I do this sometimes in Python.  Perhaps your interactive interpreter
can have a mode in which it automatically varifies everything, for
this purpose.