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Re: what is a light-weight language?
C was sponsored by the Unix implementors. Whatever language
they had used, unless it was truly awful, would have had the
role C has now.
--- "Peter H. Froehlich" <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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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