Re: PhD or books on history of individual languages

"Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Sat, 24 Nov 2018 19:49:54 +0000

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From: "Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 19:49:54 +0000
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Louis,


> You might be the person to read some of those papers and write one of
> those books. You'll have a perspective that the language designers
> themselves might not have had.


I have enough enthusiasm to read them, not write them.


Historians of computing tend to be primarily hardware based
https://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2018/03/13/historians-of-computing/


Social scientists and English majors are missing out on
writing about an unexplored area of knowledge.


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