Linked by snydeq on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 23:06 UTC
General Development InfoWorld's Neil McAllister takes a look at 10 cutting-edge programming languages, "each of which approaches the art of software development from a fresh perspective, tackling a specific problem or a unique shortcoming of today's more popular languages. Some are mature projects, while others are in the early stages of development. Some are likely to remain obscure, but any one of them could become the breakthrough tool that changes programming for years to come - at least, until the next batch of new languages arrives."
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RE[3]: Rust
by Alfman on Wed 4th Jan 2012 16:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Rust"
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"But lets face it, to push a language to mainstream you need killer features/frameworks, excellent tooling and deep pockets."

"I think any one out of the three you mention would suffice. The rest comes with time and popularity ;) "

Isn't that kind of like saying someone will become wealthier as they come across more money? "popularity" and "mainstream" are the same thing to me.

Anyways, I tend to agree with kragil: most of them will not make it if they don't have the right backing and frameworks in place, regardless of their merits. Even with those things, they're competing for a small piece of an already crowded market.

However, market skepticism aside, I find projects like Opa refreshing since I'm personally very tired of having to deal with so many different components in order to develop web sites.

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