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Re: what is a light-weight language?

Was C sponsored? I might be missing some history here, please 
enlighten me. I thought it just happened to be there in Unix and 
took off on its own "merits" as you said.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at 04:08 PM, Paul Graham wrote:

> So, Greg, what *did* you mean by lightweight languages?
> (I think a better name for what the workshop was about might
> be "indy languages."  There is a definite change in where
> programming languages come from in the last 10 years,
> comparable to what happened in music.  Languages used to
> have to be sponsored.  Now there is more chance for a
> language to get traction on its own merits.)
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