Re: Have we reached the asymptotic plateau of innovation in programming languages

Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson <johann@2ndquadrant.com>
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:01:29 +0000

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From: Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson <johann@2ndquadrant.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:01:29 +0000
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
References: 12-03-012 12-03-014 12-06-008 12-06-012
Keywords: design, i18n

"robin" <robin51@dodo.com.au> writes:


> English is virtually the common world-wide language for computers, in
> much the same way as English is the univeral language for pilots.
>
> Nevertheless, some languages provide the means for users to program in
> their own languages using latin alphabet.


My point was that it may pay off to think outside the box when designing
a new programming language. Or even extending an old one.


The two most common boxes are the ASCII character set and the English
language.


Can you make anything simpler if you add Latin grammar rules to your
language?


People naturally step out of the ASCII box and into Unicode. Which is
just another box to think inside. Step out of Unicode while you're at
it.


For these kinds of researches to be effective, they need to be done as a
team. And here the academia is a natural venue.


I'm not going to repeat points already made elsewhere.
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