[Baypiggies] OT: The Future Of Programming Languages

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Wed Dec 15 05:18:29 CET 2010

Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:

> Tony> Could we survive with say only 10 or 20 languages?
> 10, no.  20, maybe.  There are a few situations where more or less the
> same programming style is served by multiple languages or dialects and
> some of them should just die.  (Hello, PHP!  Hello, Common Lisp!)

Oh, please!  (I just finished ripping a new copy of CLtL2 into GNU Info
format. :-)  But, in that spirit, Hello Ruby!


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