[OT] On the Expressive Power of Programming Languages

David Gileadi gileadisNOSPM at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 02:48:50 UTC 2020

On 11/14/20 6:01 PM, Paul Backus wrote:
> What do we mean when we say that one programming language is "more 
> expressive" than another? Is it just a matter of opinion and personal 
> taste, or is there some underlying objective truth? And is more 
> expressiveness necessarily a good thing?
> Based on a 1991 paper by Matthias Felleisen, this presentation by 
> Shriram Krishnamurthi is an accessible and easy-to-digest introduction 
> to some of the programming-language theory that goes into answering the 
> above questions. If you have even a passing interest in 
> programming-language design, it's well worth your time to give this a 
> watch.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43XaZEn2aLc

I quite enjoyed watching this, thank you.

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