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Re: What would your ideal language be like...
That last went off before I was ready.
If I could design a language...
well, couldn't I?
I would rather say what my ideal language would contain;
the gripes I have with most of the languages I find. My
ideal would have:
- a small footprint
- easy to do file i/o
- GOOD DOCUMENTATION, and in particular, a good tutorial
- a shallow end and a deep end, by which I mean that it
should be easy to do simple things, but abstruse features
should be in there as well
- easy to manipulate strings
- good interface to the operating system
I don't think it's a lot to ask, but I've often found myself
reading language descriptions or manuals, and after
five chapters found nothing about how to open a file...
At that point I lose interest.
Kevin Kelleher <email@example.com>