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Re: Forking stables. was Re: language translator help

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Forking stables. was Re: language translator help
Date: 17 Jun 2002 23:37:53 +0100
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>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Beggy <address@hidden> writes:

    Chris> Guy Steele, a computer programming language designer,
    Chris> delivered a talk titled "Growing a Language."  It's
    Chris> available here:

Guy Steele???  Who he?


    Chris> See what he has to say about:

    Chris>   1. language versioning 
    Chris>   2. compatibility between versions
    Chris>   3. interface stability

Er... not a lot.  It's a great article, but I noticed nothing in
particular on these subjects.  Rather, it's all about designing a
language so that the community can help grow it, and in particular
about why he thinks that Java needs overloaded operators.

(Oh, perhaps that was your point ...?)


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