Most popular programming languages 1965-2019 (visualised)
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 06:55:07 UTC 2019
On Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 19:17:03 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Presumably the effect of a few opinionated decision makers in a
> way-too-big corporation with a shameless preference for closed
> ecosystems. Rightfully dropping into oblivion again by the
> looks of it [the language, not the corporation ;)].
Not really oblivion. You still need Objective-C++ to interface
gracefully with Swift, but yes, it is more of an interfacing tool
than a productivity tool.
Anyway, NeXT wasn't a big corporation, but you are right that
Jobs was opinionated. That said the dynamic aspects of
Objective-C are suitable for GUI-development. And the big
advertising point for NeXT was the OO GUI + hardware, so it made
some sense as there were few available alternatives (Smalltalk
It was kind of similar to Dart being plugged by Google for
frontend development, not Go.
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