9 Feb 2001 burtonator   » (Master)

OK. I haven't posted in a while. Been busy.

Next week I get to go to the OReilly P2P Conference. Should be REALLY awesome. I will be hacking on code until them. We need to release by Wednesday, the day of the conference.

I can't believe I am about to say this... I think we need another programming language. I usually consider myself VERY conservative in this respect. I see many programming languages with almost NO significant reason for existance.

I can hack anything in 12-15 languages. You name it. I only try to hack on 2 - 3 at a time. Java, Lisp (for Emacs), and XML (if you consider that a language) are my current choices.

Basically it would be a combination of Java and Python.

- would remove bad things from Python.
  - no operator overloading
  - no multiple inheritance
- enumerations
- Java/Python Exceptions
- lambda
- format strings
- fully Open Source with a strong document for the language
- Java bytecode support (for Jython and Java)
- GNU Java Compiler support so bytecodes can be compiled.
- regexp support from day 0
- better core debug (my JavaCore project)
- Java/Python syntax blend
- maybe the format requirement from Python.  I kind of like
this.  Awesome way to enforce language settings

Of course this won't happen. I am just writing it down so that I can clear my head. Work is too busy right now for me to start such a huge project.

I am going to setup slashcode on my openjava.org site. Hopefully after the P2P conference. The GNU Java effort is really going to make things MUCH better.


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