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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 ?
Joy never bursts forth freely except among those who are equals.
The joy of those noisy and splendid groups was visible; that of Ginevra and Luigi was buried in their bosom.
At these words, said with tears of joy, the bride forgot her sufferings; for she had indeed suffered in presenting herself before the public to obtain a happiness her parents refused to sanction.
This masterpiece of her art and her joy was a votive offering to their wedded felicity.
There is one's work also: what a joy it is to one, if one happens to like work.
I felt also sentiments of joy and affection revive in my bosom; my gloom disappeared, and in a short time I became as cheerful as before I was attacked by the fatal passion.
Long stayed the messenger, and deeper grew his wonder that the Fairy could have left so fair a home, to toil in the dreary palace of his cruel master, and suffer cold and weariness, to give life and joy to the weak and sorrowing.
But if you can find no pleasure here, go back to your own cold home, and dwell in solitude and darkness, where no ray of sunlight or of joy can enter.
Brighter grew the golden light, gayer sang the birds, and the harmonious voices of grateful flowers, sounding over the earth, carried new joy to all their gentle kindred.
Violet conquered, and his cold heart Warmed with music, love, and light; And his fair home, once so dreary, Gay with lovely Elves and flowers, Brought a joy that never faded Through the long bright summer hours.
Frequently - and without even realising it - we step past our quiet, deeper joys in our search for happiness.
Tagle noted that during Christmas, Filipinos try to come up with creative ways of making others happy, but warned against those 'false joys or thrills' that include destroying lives, accumulating possessions, getting ahead of others, retaliating, and isolating others.