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Language peer sets for JOY:
Designed 2001
2000s languages
New internationlism


alternate simple view
Designed 2001

is a purely functional language. Whereas all other functional languages are based on the application of functions to arguments, JOY is based on the composition of functions. All such functions take stack as arguments and produce a stack as value. Consequently, much of JOY looks like ordinary postfix notation.

  • Manfred von Thun. (2001) Manfred von Thun. Joy: Forth's functional cousin. In Euro-Forth, 2001 latrobe Abstract
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