Linked by snydeq on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:23 UTC
General Development InfoWorld's Peter Wayner reports on once niche programming languages gaining mind share among enterprise developers for their unique abilities to provide solutions to increasingly common problems. From Python to R to Erlang, each is being increasingly viewed as an essential tool for prototyping on the Web, hacking big data sets, providing quick predictive modeling, powering NoSQL experiments, and unlocking the massive parallelism of today's GPUs.
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RE[2]: Dawnfall of OO?
by rycamor on Tue 26th Oct 2010 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Dawnfall of OO?"
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The downfall of OO is really about the need for an indicative mood in computer languages. OO tried but failed. Declarative languages also had the idea in their head but also failed.

Maybe I'm opening a can of worms here, but what exactly do you mean by 'indicative mood'?

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