James Lee <email@example.com> writes:
> ] 2. Many people objected to the fact that their favorite programming
> ] was left out of the white paper. Yes, I have heard of Scheme,
> ] Smalltalk, ML, etc. I left these languages out because they
> ] didn't seem particularly relevant for the discussion. No offense
> ] intended...
> Why were they irrelevant? Your paper concentrates on system and
> scripting languages exclusively while ignoring an entire genre of
> languages that may offer the features you're looking for in both.
I agree! At least ML and Scheme (i dont know smalltalk very well ..) are
particulary relevant to this discussion. They at least are intended to
solve all the mentioned problems (terser code means shorter development
time and less errors, inheritance is not so important, the computer
should look for types etc.).
The last posting of J. Ousterhout is outing him as candidate for getting