I haven't been on Friam for a while, and that's been because I've been
busy but also working through some other things. I do hope to appear
again soon though.
As you might guess by the change in the "From:" field on this email,
names and appearances have been adjusted, but the domain of work remains
the same... still hacking on distributed object capability / actor
things, particularly within the domain of social network type things. :)
PS: Pronouns are the popular topic around gender things these days.
Feminine or non-binary pronouns welcome. But I'll take a moment to make
things a bit more Friam'ish, since we like to talk about language
design. Well, crossing between the domains of natural and programming
languages, what purpose, structurally, does a pronoun serve?
I've found Lojban to be a very interesting language in this regard in
its clarity. Pronouns are (mostly) scoped temporary variables! Some do
signify distance, the speaker, or the listener (equivalent to I, you,
this, that). But pronouns also exist as a kind of "let binding" to
which accumulative information about a subject may be attached
(equivalent to it, he, she, they, etc). Neither gender nor plurality is
essential to attach by default, but may be attached. More here: