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11 July 2005 @ 02:57 pm
I want anyone and everyone who reads this to post in here something they'd like to do with me someday. Then post this in your journal to find out what I want to do with you.
the_s_guy: PussInBoots - Eyesthe_s_guy on July 11th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
Introduce you to a computer language based on interlocking 2½-D hexagons with the nature of the interactions modified by states generated from culturally significant Noh imagery, and dare you to write a compiler for it :)

Hi, I'm here via limyaael.
a very caring potatomollydot on July 11th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
1. What's 2½-D hexagon?
2. Give me an example of some culturally significant Noh imagery.
3. Give me a crash course in lex or something. I've never written a compiler.

Hello! <waves>
the_s_guythe_s_guy on July 12th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
I was thinking of 2D hexagons arranged in a 2½-D pattern in 3D space. Effectively so that if you had a series of hexagonal modules which, following the programming language, should curve around and intersect/overwrite a previous hexagon, you could give it the option instead to pass over or under the existing hexagon (or connect to it to form a programming loop, if that was more useful).

Noh theatre has a lot of formalities, such as certain types of masks that can be worn by certain types of actors playing certain types of characters. There are musicians playing particular instruments, a chorus of narrators, and extremely limited scenery and props.

The more interesting aspects are the ones that deal not with the surface superficialities, but with the symbology, underlying meaning and soul of the play. Although such aspects of Noh plays can be spotted and appreciated by a theatregoing audience, it's not a simple task to get a computer to do so, much less to base a programming language's component interactions on them.

Lex is a tool for turning source code into a series of program elements, or tokens. It's effectively a huge table of keywords and regexps, along with some state-based analysis where a command or other element can mean different things depending on what came before it.

An interesting partially-related tool is Bison - feed it the description of a language grammar and it will spit out a C program for parsing that language.

There's an O'Reilly here which covers a lot of it.
a very caring potatomollydot on July 12th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm... this could take some time :-)

I saw some Noh once. I must admit, I found it a bit boring. (Er... I think it was Noh, maybe it was one of the other ones)
isisinatorisisinator on July 11th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
Um, I'd love to come visit you in Ireland! Go to some pub, drink a few, eat some potatos. You know, Irish stuff.

I'm actually of Irish heritage. My materal grandparents were from there, but they both died before I was born. There last names were Morgan and Murphy, so they were really Irish.
a very caring potatomollydot on July 11th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
If you have time when you come to Europe, do!
Oh, and I recommend Iceland too. You could go via Iceland and stop off for a night or two. It is very expensive though.

I'm a Murphy! (well, I was until a few weeks ago). Do you have any idea what part of the country they were from? There's Murphys all over the place. I don't know any thing about Morgan.
SirRoysirroy on July 11th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)

Only cos we wouldn't have time to do the Iceland gig, which looks amazing.
a very caring potatomollydot on July 11th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Parkwest?
You want to lunch in ParkWest?
Do you have time? I'm on for it!
Snes Girl - Gottit?snesgirl on July 11th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
hello there :P
Im' here via friends/friends so we must at least have one mutual friend listed.

I'd like to go shopping for shoes in camden with you (well Dr Marten's for me :D), followed by a relaxing evening drinking hot or cold beverages in a cafe somewhere by the lock, people watching.

It would be a nice ice breaker I think :)

Hello btw. Nice to meet you
a very caring potatomollydot on July 12th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Re: hello there :P
2.5 friends in common it seems - syleth, luciddestiny and jonnynexus one way (ie I've friended him but he hasn't friended me (boo hoo)). I've met jonnynexus and luciddestiny once each and syleth a couple of times.

Shoes and drinks sound good! Next time I'm in London...

Have you any recommended reading on infant educational development? And I agree with you about "Orlando Bloom, but mostly only when he's LEGOLAS". Yes, I've been reading your info page. How did you guess?
Snes Girl - Gottit?snesgirl on July 23rd, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: hello there :P
I've finally rememebred to add you to my friends page !
the femme dandy highwaymanglitzfrau on July 12th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
Have a proper conversation. About time, no? ;-)
a very caring potatomollydot on July 12th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
Yes, I think so!
I'm not likely to be going to Germany any time soon. When are you next in Dublin?
the femme dandy highwaymanglitzfrau on July 12th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
Mid-September, though where I know not. If you know of any rooms going, I would be very very grateful, etc.
a very caring potatomollydot on July 12th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
We might be able to oblige, but I won't know til closer to the time (currently don't even know where we'll be living then)