What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Marshall marshall.spight at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 19:15:49 CEST 2006


Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Anton van Straaten schrieb:
> >> It seems we have languages:
> >> with or without static analysis
> >> with or without runtime type information (RTTI or "tags")
> >> with or without (runtime) safety
> >> with or without explicit type annotations
> >> with or without type inference
> >>
> >> Wow. And I don't think that's a complete list, either.
> >
> > Yup.
>
> What else?
> (Genuinely curious.)

I left off a big one: nominal vs. structural

Also: has subtyping polymorphism or not, has parametric polymorphism or
not.


Marshall




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