Algebraic Data Types - Retrospective 2018-07-30

By Max Woerner Chase

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So, this week, I figured I had Structured Data in a sensible enough form to start using it in my other projects.

I promptly generated a deluge of feature requests for myself.

And rewrote the syntax.

I kind of tried to stay on track, but I did end up on an awful lot of digressions related to getting more advanced logic into the matching facilities. There's a chance I'll end up with a full DSL into which I just rewrite most of Homunculus.

Speaking as an engineer of some kind, I like how this week turned out because it was fun to hack on this stuff. Like, it would have been nice to get a little further, but I got Structured Data into a nicer condition, and I'm happy with that.

My plan is to move forward is to wait a bit, think things over, implement transformers, and then try to use them.

Next week, I go on vacation, because I'd rather not try to get this to fit around a trip.