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On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> Has anyone ever made a successful business of selling a language?
Depends on your meaning of language and success.
(Many of these appear to be DSLs)
Printing and Display
Adobe Postscript -- they get paid for every PS printer
MS SQL Server
VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)
Strategic languages (don't make money themselves, but drive business)
C# -- locks people into the Microsoft platform
Java -- helps people avoid being locked into the Microsoft platform
S. Alexander Jacobson i2x Media
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