[OT] On the Expressive Power of Programming Languages

Russel Winder russel at winder.org.uk
Sun Nov 15 12:31:15 UTC 2020


On Sun, 2020-11-15 at 01:01 +0000, Paul Backus via Digitalmars-d 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?

I'd say it is a matter of personal prejudice, so most likely different for
each individual. 

Where two people agree on the "expressiveness" of different programming
languages, you have the beginnings of a clique.

Dr Russel Winder      t: +44 20 7585 2200
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London SW11 1EN, UK   w: www.russel.org.uk

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