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Three Rules for Programming Language Syntax?

I’m always pondering the question: what makes good programming language syntax? One thing occuring to me is that many languages often ignore the [[Human-computer interaction|HCI]] aspect.  For me, it’s a given that the purpose of a programming language is to simplify the programmer’s life, not the other way around.

So, I thought of a . . . → Read More: Three Rules for Programming Language Syntax?

What a Racket!

The other day I was listening to this podcast over at FLOSS weekly. It was an interview was with Matthew Flatt about the Racket language (formerly [[PLT Scheme]]). The language is a Lisp dialect which was primarily designed for teaching, and subsequently used as a research platform.

Anyway, the thing that is most interesting . . . → Read More: What a Racket!