Linked by David Adams on Mon 26th Jul 2010 00:57 UTC
General Development Today's commercial-grade programming languages - C++ and Java, in particular - are way too complex and not adequately suited for today's computing environments, Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike argued in a talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. Pike made his case against such "industrial programming languages" during his keynote at the conference in Portland, Oregon.
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Not just a job title
by Halo on Mon 26th Jul 2010 01:46 UTC
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"Google Executive"? It's Rob frickin' Pike. While he was at Bell Labs he worked on Unix, Plan 9 and Inferno, and has co-authored two extremely influential programming books with Brian Kernighan (The Unix Programming Environment and The Pratice of Programming), among many other achievements.

He also helped design Go, and was probably explaining why it was created.

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