[NIKHIL@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU: Miranda available]
Date: Wed 20 Jan 88 13:54:45-EST
From: Rishiyur S. Nikhil <NIKHIL@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU>
Subject: Miranda available
Cc: ppg@VX.LCS.MIT.EDU, mbr@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU
With Andy Boughton's help, I have installed Miranda on Newt. This
version is the first ``official'' release (we had a pre-release
It has a fairly non-trivial system organization, including:
- a simple module organization, based on files
- compiled versions of source files, including automatic
maintenance of consistency. (Compiled code = combinators,
though I don't know what kind.)
- direct transfer between Miranda and a text editor (you can
choose your editor, I have set the default to emacs)
- automatic recompilation of edited files
- reading, writing, appending to Unix files, including stdin, stdout,
- standalone Miranda programs (yes, you can write a Unix filter
- ``literate script'' convention, borrowed from the Oxford language
To run Miranda, say
to newt's Unix shell prompt.
Copies of the manual (printed version of the online manual) are
in the document room. It includes a 7-page overview of Miranda.
One place in the manual (section 30) says:
``... is intended to be useable for large scale projects, and
not just for programming `in the small' ...''
Judge for yourselves! Enjoy!