Language Niches (long)

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Jul 30 12:28:52 EDT 2001

In article <175D9DAD48302704.2A098F904A50FA12.D77210EAD1B10B5B at lp.airnew>, Cameron Laird <claird at> writes
>In article <Ej5QPKA1WHZ7EwvP at>,
>Robin Becker  <robin at> wrote:
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>>Java actually represents a new thing; write once run anywhere.
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>More so than Forth, UCSD Pascal, Lisp, Cobol (which
>deserves more appreciation for getting some of the
>social questions right), ...?
not really and no better than any of the above either. The wonderful
rebarbative GPM language was the one that I (mis)remember as being a
predecessor of m4, no doubt some one will set me right. Also beautiful
BCPL (we don't need no ****ing types).

As for abominations has anyone else used the Fame programming language?
Robin Becker

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