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The How And Why Of Reinventing The Wheel (Introduction to Dion)

15 November 2020

A recording of the first public presentation of Dion Systems research, taking place at Handmade Seattle 2020.

This is a recording of the first public presentation the Dion Systems team did, presenting our initial 8 months of research. In this time, we experimented with writing a prototype programming environment that operated off of code that is stored as something closer to an abstract-syntax-tree representation (although still being very different from those that you'd normally find in a compiler codebase), instead of as plain text. It was our first glimpse into the space of possibilities that arise when a few key assumptions about programming environments are tweaked.

The presentation was followed by a (very unexpectedly long) Q&A session afterwards: