Oh look, another language (ceylon)

Cameron Simpson 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
are conventional?

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>

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perhaps you don't understand the situation.
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