On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Chen Shapira wrote:
> > Naturally, I'm not going to list all computer languages here. But the
> > conclusion is clear: we should use strictly ANSI C from now on.
> Oh no!
> Usually languages don't matter that much, and some ideas are better
> expressed in their native language (like you mentioned about design
It was a joke. Sorry for not inculding a smiley. But it was part of me
moaning that people had a hard time understanding perl code too.
> I say that multi-lingualism should be encourged.
> Once apon the time, we suggested a series of lectures about obscure
> programming languages.
> Perhaps we should do that.
I'd like to give a lecture about Haskell to Haifux one day, but I have
other my lectures in the "I want to prepare them" queue, so I don't know
how much time I can dedicate to it. But like I said, experiencing is
usually superior to hearing lectures. So a better way is for everybody
individually to download hugs, read the "Gentle Intro to Haskell" and
start experimenting with it.
> Or at least a page of "What is my favorite language(s), why, and how you can
> learn them too!"
I can start a list or directory of languages that the Hackers-ILers know
with links to central resources, etc. My three most favourite languages
are Perl, Haskell and Matlab, and I have a love/hate relationship with
C/C++. Each one of them is good for something and at many times
practically horrid for others.
I can use a backend similar to the lists of mailing lists, but I guess
I'll have to write a lot of new code. Now we have to decide what we need
for every language we are going to have:
1. A description of it (is it functional, inherently OO, lazy,
dynamic/static/strong/etc., lexically scoped, etc.)
2. People's opinions on it.
4. Links to homepages or resources about it (a Yahoo sub-dir, a Google
Directory Sub-Dir, Google Searches, )
5. Books about it.
6. Mailing lists.
7. Contact Persons in Hackers-IL.
Anything else? Hopefully that way we can eventually form a larger gcd.
 - Googlize it.
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