before implementing a programming language, please talk to a type theorist

you don't even have to know type theory
just throw something at them and ask if it's a good idea

I beg you

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this is how you avoid making semantics decisions that seem good on paper and then make everything horrifying later. this is how you do it


@hazel amusing myself with the idea of asking a homotopy type theorist with a math degree and who doesn't program how the operational semantics of my mutation operators should work

@ionchy @hazel I have a very mutate-y Logo/Smalltalk hybrid I should probably talk to a type theorist about sometime

@hazel I just write down whatever ideas make them cry.

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