in reply to PROSE & FortranCalculus Modeling Languages
I am well aware of all of the points you made, and do agree that implementing Perl under DOS is insane. Unfortunately, my friend wants this DOS upgrade, and I am exploring if there is any way I can accommodate him, so he can satisfy his viral promotion from his website, which we need to stoke crowdfunding for FortranCalculus2 open-source distribution.
I would love to integrate my Perl FC2 IDE scaffold with Padre, and I have a Glade2 and Glade3 Perl wrapper (EverGlade); developed for a similar purpose to wxGlade, like the development of GEANY using Glade2. I built EverGlade in Perl for that purpose.
It uses the same "assembly-line archive digestion" approach as my Metacompiler IDE, also written in Perl, to semi-automate "round-trip-engineering" to reverse code-to-grammar or code-to-widgets "surgery" instead of using function calls in action rules. This IDE was designed to build Compiler/Spiritext-Publisher combos for higher-order application modeling languages which generate FC2 as an intermediate language. Examples are end-user modeling dialects based on Perl or Python syntax and having FC2 compiled native-code blended with interpretive pseudocode.