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Scala: Post-Functional, Post-Modern, or Just Perl++?
Debates whether Scala is a functional language. Clearly it's mixed functional and imperative. Points out that Perl is mixed that way too (I'm not sure I buy this argument).
programming  perl  scala  functional  via:RobertFischer  RobertFischer 
march 2010 by mcherm
The Self-Destructive Side of Open Source Software » Enfranchised Mind
Raises the question: how can open source developers make money (without taking away from the open source work)?
RobertFischer  personal_net  via:RobertFischer  opensource 
december 2009 by mcherm
Consumer-Developers and Contributor-Developers | Enfranchised Mind
Concept: some open source is polished, and is intended for people to just USE it. Some is just code someone wrote and is willing to let others see and/or build on. Watch out: if you confuse the two types you'll just generate acrimony.
opensource  via:RobertFischer  RobertFischer 
october 2009 by mcherm
We Aren’t Too Stupid for Polyglot Programming | Enfranchised Mind
Programmers CAN handle using different languages for different parts of their development effort.
programming  polyglot  softwaredevelopment  languages  via:RobertFisher  RobertFischer 
august 2009 by mcherm
Why Your Programming Language Is “Too Academic” | Enfranchised Mind
An REALLY GOOD explanation for why C++ and Java worked, but most good academic languages never make it out of the ivory tower. Providing a path for "gradual adoption" is the key. Also talks about how "real world" languages have deep and useful libraries and tools to do stuff people do daily and academic languages don't.
languagedesign  programming  RobertFischer 
may 2009 by mcherm

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