Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 22:55 UTC
General Development "Everyone seems to have a replacement for JavaScript - Google even has two. Now Microsoft has revealed that Anders Hejlsberg has been working on a replacement and it has released a preview of TypeScript. TypeScript is open source - Apache 2.0 license - and a superset of JavaScript. As you would expect from a Hejlsberg language it incorporates type checking, interfaces and lots of syntactic sugar."
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My head is going to explode!
by Alfman on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 02:59 UTC
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Is anyone else able to keep up with all the fly by night scripting languages? They all might have some merit, but I'm suffering from so much information overload that I'm even starting to blank out on which features belong to which languages.

Here's an idea; we need a search engine dedicated to solving the information overload caused by having so many programming languages.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Here's an idea; we need a search engine dedicated to solving the information overload caused by having so many programming languages.


I think in the future, we'll have meta-languages, and all software will be written in one-off domain specific languages. Any further improvements will just be people reinventing new one-off DSLs and a complete reimplementation.

There's just too many languages, and too many subtly different styles of programming and too much closed development to make education in languages, styles and legacy codebases worthwhile.

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