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Joy

(language)
A functional programming language by Manfred von Thun. Joy is unusual because it is not based on lambda calculus, but on the composition of functions. Functions take a stack as argument, consume any number of parameters from it, and return it with any number of results on it. The concatenation of programs denotes the composition of functions. One of the datatypes of Joy is that of quoted programs, of which lists are a special case.

Joy Home.

Joy

See also Gaiety, Happiness.
Auteb
female personification of gladness. [Egypt. Myth.: Jobes, 159]
blue bird, the
symbolizes happiness sought by two poor children. [Belg. Lit.: The Blue Bird; Haydn & Fuller, 94]
cinquefoil
indicates gladness. [Flower Symbolism and Heraldry: Jobes, 341]
Euphrosyne
one of Graces; name means ‘festivity.’ [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 96]
gold on red
symbol of felicity and joy. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
Hathor
cow-headed goddess of joy and love. [Egypt. Myth.: Leach, 484]
Hyperboreans
blissful race lived beyond the North Wind in a region of perpetual Spring. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 476]
myrrh
symbol of gladness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
red on green
symbol of felicity and joy. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
Rubaiyat, The
series of poems celebrating hedonism as a way of life. [Br. Poetry: Benét, 881]
wood sorrel
indicates gladness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
References in classic literature ?
The solo over, a duet followed, and then a glee: a joyous conversational murmur filled up the intervals.
The one who was leaning in the chair -- that is to say, the joyous, the laughing one -- was a beautiful girl of from eighteen to twenty, with brown complexion and brown hair, splendid, from eyes which sparkled beneath strongly-marked brows, and particularly from her teeth, which seemed to shine like pearls between her red coral lips.
Love poured down its treasures of light upon their hearts; they saw nought else but themselves in the midst of the joyous tumult; they were there alone, in that crowd, as they were destined to be, henceforth, in life.
She thinks she sees it, she does see it, complete, living, joyous, with its delicate hands, its round head, its pure lips, its serene eyes whose white is blue.
Raoul took the road to the Luxembourg, and when arrived, without suspecting that he was going to the place where La Valliere had lived, he heard so much music and respired so many perfumes, he heard so much joyous laughter, and saw so many dancing shadows, that if it had not been for a charitable woman, who perceived him so dejected and pale beneath a doorway, he would have remained there a few minutes, and then would have gone away, never to return.
His features were like his sister's, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
When she sat on her splendid emerald throne in the great Throne Room of her palace and made laws and settled disputes and tried to keep all her subjects happy and contented, she was as dignified and demure as any queen might be; but when she had thrown aside her jeweled robe of state and her sceptre, and had retired to her private apartments, the girl-- joyous, light-hearted and free--replaced the sedate Ruler.
As the machine drew up at the house and Kennan first stepped out, a dog's whimperingly joyous bark of welcome struck Michael as not altogether unfamiliar.
A SLANDER travelling rapidly through the land upon its joyous mission was accosted by a Retraction and commanded to halt and be killed.
The grass greening all the expanse in its front seemed to grow, not rankly, but with a natural and joyous exuberance, and the weeds blossomed quite like plants.
With white armor, blazoned shield, and plume of ostrich-feathers from his helmet, he carried himself in so jaunty and joyous a fashion, with tossing pennon and curveting charger, that a shout of applause ran the full circle of the arena.
Green Gables was a busy and joyous house that forenoon.