Oh look, another language (ceylon)
cs at zip.com.au
Sun Nov 17 05:44:47 CET 2013
On 17Nov2013 15:10, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Gregory Ewing
> <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> > Neal Becker wrote:
> >> http://ceylon-lang.org/documentation/1.0/introduction/
> > The type system looks very interesting!
> > It's just a pity they based the syntax on C rather
> > than something more enlightened. (Why do people
> > keep doing that when they design languages?)
> Because in many ways it's an excellent syntactic structure, and - more
> importantly - it's one that's familiar to a huge number of
> programmers. That's pretty valuable.
Indeed. If your core innovation is the type system (for example),
why be _gratuitously_ different in areas where your language semantics
And of course your default syntax will come from what you're
comfortable with unless the syntax is something you're rebelling
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>
If you can keep your head while all those about you are losing theirs,
perhaps you don't understand the situation.
- Paul Wilson <Paul_Wilson.DBS at dbsnotes.dbsoftware.com>
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