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Mark Mzyk August 26, 2008

I’ve mentioned before that I think programming languages should have a REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop). Unfortunately, PHP does not have one natively.  However, I just discovered that Facebook has opened sourced a REPL for PHP – so now you can test out your PHP code without needing to write and run a script. Working in Python, I’ve […]

Your First Programming Language Needs A REPL

Mark Mzyk January 22, 2008

REPL: noun Read-Eval-Print-Loop: an interactive top level or shell; a simple, interactive computer programming environment. That definition was shamelessly adapted from the wikpedia article. Floating around the web lately, there has been a lot of debate about whether Java should or should not be the first programming language taught to someone. It was started by […]