Editorial Hello, Clojurites,
I have been thinking quite a bit about directly manipulated live systems: that is, systems where software is manipulated not as text but as composable objects.
Smalltalk was the first that I know of to make the objects "directly" manipulable. Self, of course, is the quintessential direct-manipulation programming language. A little bit of this "liveness" survives today in Apple's Interface Builder which comes with XCode.
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