Wheel-reinvention with Python

Paul Rubin http
Sun Aug 7 02:27:33 CEST 2005


Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
> Is there a free language you consider successful? I can't think of any
> that are a lot more (i.e. - an order of magnitude) successful than
> Python that aren't derived from C.

SQL

> Have you noticed that languages with really cool features aren't very
> popular? Unification, prototypes, real macros, and dataflow variables
> all come to mind. 

Lisp, except I'm not sure what you mean by dataflow variables.  Does
that mean logic variables like in Oz?

> Some of the languages that sport these features even
> come with an integrated GUI/IDE, but they have at most 99 projects
> mentioning them on sourceforge - assuming they are listed at all.

You could have said the same thing for dynamic types and GC not that
long ago.  Users are couthing up.  



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