Dear KoSy members ,
It's an odd thing to be personally developing and using a
system and be frequently awed by it .
The deep coherence of K's structure and the immediacy of
it's tightly coupled "GUI" , with the reflexive nature of
CoSy's vocabulary of open sentences ( and a few paragraphs )
thru which it defines itself isomorphically in K , unfold
capabilities inconceivable in lesser systems .
An interesting aspect is that as time go on , I realise
simpler ways to express things . Recently , I have been
exploiting more , the equivalence between
D[ `x ; `y ; `z ]
D . `x `y `z
which can be simplified from the general
D . ( x ; y ; z )
when x y and z are all symbols .
This becomes particularly useful because
D . `x.y.z
throws a "domain error" .
Here's an example closer to life .
My main working Job is .CoSy.BobA . It's where
I keep the timestamped log of my activities , and
a lot of lines contain mainly timestamps and tags to
the various Jobs of particular projects and individuals
I deal on and with during the day .
I have ended up organizing my personal accounts in Jobs
for each year . The various account tables , e.g . `chk
`visa , `cash , et cetera thus have names as in this
In CoSy , f6 executes in the dictionary ( Job )
you are working in . You can access all the functions
in the Root dictionary , `.CoSy , using the global
"Root" tag .R which is set to `.CoSy .
Thus , working in .Cosy.BobA.text , I can write :
( .R `avg ) acnts.y2002.cash.amount
and tap f6 , and the result ( of this purposely
meaningless example ) of accessing the "average"
function from the Root dictionary , and applying it
to the amount column from this year's cash account
is dutifully posted in r .
On the other hand , f7 executes in the Root
dictionary after setting the variable `D in
that dictionary to the name of the one you are
working in . Thus , as an alternative to the
above , you can write
avg D . `acnts `y2002 `cash `amount
and tap f7 and get the same result .
These examples have made clearer to me , the
profound difference between @ and .
particularly in properly structuring amendment
expressions of the .[ ; ; ; ] and @[ ; ; ; ]
This month marks the end of the Charter Year .
Expect big things in this coming year .
As Charter Members , you will always have most
favored status and treatment . Thank you for
your early support .