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Re: A language idea: Elle
It's great you were inspired by Todd's talk. But your description of Elle is too sketchy to get a sense of it. I need to see some code.
Building on Java and J2EE maybe good, going from weak to strong typing through type inferensing, sounds interesting. (I prefer "dynamic vs static" to "weak vs strong", each is strong or weak in its own way.) Automatic XML processing seems interesting, are you heading toward web services? Maybe the language should be a concurrency oriented programming language, like Joe Armstrong talked about. I was impressed by how clean Erlang's binary format is over XML http://www.erlang.se/workshop/2002/Armstrong.pdf
Todd mentioned a language for parsing as an example. Parsing XML would just be a special case of such a language.
At 11:51 AM 1/3/2003, Reginald Braithwaite-Lee wrote:
>Somewhat inspired by Todd's talk at LL1, I wrote up some thoughts I had
>about a 'disruptive' programming language.
>The target users are the many people who have jobs or contracts
>building Intranet and Internet applications for businesses but would
>prefer to build them with a lightweight language.
>FWIW, my early proof of concept experiments include a macro facility.
>Anyways, I'd appreciate feedback on my write-up. I've posted it at:
>Thanks in advance!
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