My Meeting C++ Keynote video is now available
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Mon Jan 14 07:50:32 UTC 2019
On 1/13/2019 9:31 PM, Paul Backus wrote:
> Scheme is probably the language that takes this idea of a minimal "core
> language" with powerful metaprogramming facilities the furthest, and the result
> is a fragmented ecosystem that makes writing portable, non-trivial programs
> close to impossible. (See "The Lisp Curse" .)
> When something like an object system is made part of the language (or at the
> very least, the standard library), it becomes a focal point  that the
> community can coordinate around. Due to the diverse, distributed nature of any
> programming-language community, trying to coordinate through explicit
> communication is not really a viable option, so having these kinds of focal
> points is very important if we want to be able to work together on anything.
>  http://winestockwebdesign.com/Essays/Lisp_Curse.html
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focal_point_(game_theory)
Interesting cites, which provide a basis for why I've opposed AST macros, and
why Ddoc and unittest are builtin (and a few other things).
Also, before std::string came along in C++, everyone invented their own string
class, and as a result, nobody could share code.
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