[Chicago] Venue Adjustment

Cosmin Stejerean cosmin at offbytwo.com
Tue Jan 6 21:08:10 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Brian Ray <bray at sent.com> wrote:

> On Jan 6, 2009, at 1:24 PM, Ian Bicking wrote:
>   Here's my current thoughts on an outline:
>> 1. Why does this language exist?
>> 2. What's cool about the language, that Python should steal?
>> 3. What's cool about the language, that Python couldn't steal if it tried?
>> 4. When should you think about using the language instead of Python?
>> 5. How does the programming language affect how you think about
>> programming?
> These are pretty good questions.  I was thinking more along the lines of a
> comparison sheet like is it compiled. Should answer things that could help
> categorize the language, ie:
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorical_list_of_programming_languages>
> For instance, Python is certainly not a Curly Bracket Language. It
> (according to this page) Python can be considered a Metaprogramming and not
> Multiparadigm language.

While good for categorizing a language I'd find it extremely boring to sit
through 10 language comparisons that discuss whether or not the language is
compiled or its use of curly brackets.

Cosmin Stejerean
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