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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 ?
There is one's work also: what a joy it is to one, if one happens to like work.
D'Artagnan gave the open letter to Kitty, who at first was unable to comprehend it, but who became almost wild with joy on reading it a second time.
The King's stern face grew milder as he gazed on the gentle Fairy, and the flowers seemed to look beseechingly upon him; while their fragrant voices sounded softly in his ear, telling of their dying sisters, and of the joy it gives to bring happiness to the weak and sorrowing.
The sight was hailed with as much transport as if they had already reached the end of their pilgrimage; nor can we wonder at their joy.
The joy of those noisy and splendid groups was visible; that of Ginevra and Luigi was buried in their bosom.
Great was the joy of Cornelius at this news, and his questions succeeded one another with a rapidity which gave proof of their importance.
These quick little joys of hers were sources of joy to him.
It is only, perhaps, when we have learned to hear with our eyes that we know the true joy of books.
There were so many we would have liked to name her for; we couldn't choose between them, so we decided on Joyce--we can call her Joy for short--Joy--it suits so well.
Intoxicating joy is it for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and forget himself.
Now in the solitude of the country, she began to be more and more frequently aware of those joys.
I grasped his hand, and in a moment forgot my horror and misfortune; I felt suddenly, and for the first time during many months, calm and serene joy.