Talk:Folders

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Clarifications?

The article could use a few clarifications on the execution of the program. For example, how are the folders listed by the interpreter/compiler? (I assume ascii-alphabetically.) And, for instance, in case of 'while', is the condition in the 'first' folder and the code that might be executed in the 'second'? And so on. At any rate, it's a good idea for a language. It succeeds in making program distribution quite inconvenient and the actual programming progress quite different as well. But there is untapped potential: Why operate things in memory at all when a program could store and modify its in-usage data in a specific folder like 'User Data' and represent integers and strings as folders it creates and deletes. --Keymaker (talk) 08:55, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Keymaker -- you're right, this needs clarification -- I'll fill this out over the next week and will post the compiler to github. Yes, it reads folders alphabetically, and the first folder is the conditional for if and while... I love the idea of it storing data as folders -- or another approach might be to handle I/O through folders -- will give this some thought. Thanks! --Rottytooth (talk) 01:06, 6 January 2015 (UTC)