When Taylor Troesh was on The Changelog final yr, I requested him about Scrapscript, his in-development programming language that solves the software program sharability drawback. On the time, the venture’s standing:
I hope it comes out in 2024. I simply put that there as a result of it’s not popping out this yr. [laughs]
And once I drilled down on the venture’s standing, Taylor mentioned:
The one motive it’s personal proper now’s I’m making an attempt to get – I’ve already been getting some suggestions and making an attempt to tune a couple of extra issues in personal, in order that once I put it out, I believe everybody can have like a little bit bit extra fruitful dialogue…
I don’t know, it’s onerous as an open supply particular person making an attempt to make one thing…
That was the start of the story, from my perspective. However little did I learn about Max Bernstein & Chris Gregory. Max:
In April of 2023, I noticed scrapscript posted on Hacker Information and despatched it to Chris. We ship one another new programming languages and he’s very into useful programming, so I figured he would take pleasure in it. He did!
However we didn’t see any hyperlinks to obtain or browse an implementation, so we have been a little bit bummed. We love making an attempt stuff out and getting a really feel for the way it works. A month or two handed and there nonetheless was not an implementation, so we determined to e mail Taylor and ask if we might assist.
This was the start of a good looking
friendship implementation that Max writes all about within the linked weblog put up.