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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Next Move in Programming

Dave Thomas (the Smalltalk Dave Thomas) writes in JOT...

We need to move beyond the complexity, limitations and weaknesses of Smalltalk and Lisp but seek a language with at least as simple a syntax and more expressiveness.
Here's a programming leader who knows his stuff and I love the fact that he refers to Smalltalk and Lisp as being complex, and having limitations and weaknesses. These are not the be-all and end-all even though they are better than anything that's come along since their invention 35-45 years ago. Noodle on that: 35-45 years without a significant leap forward in programming languages.

Maybe we'll go another 100 years without that improvement. Maybe that is to be expected.

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