Thyrd is an experimental visual programming language built as a proof of concept. Thyrd is reflective (a Thyrd program can inspect and modify itself) and concurrent. Visually, it resembles a spreadsheet. Underneath is a stack-based functional language in the same family as Forth, Joy, and Befunge. This talk will present the key concepts in Thyrd and some of the directions it might take.
Phil Mercurio is the owner of Thyrd Informatics and an engineer at TechnoCom Wireless. His background is in user interface development and computer graphics, and in his spare time he creates languages like the Poet extension to Tcl and Thyrd, a visual programming language. In the rest of his spare time he’s the drummer for a rock/blues band.
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