19 Jan 2003 chalst   » (Master)

Three questions:

  1. I have heard that there is a German-style Biergarten in New York, but I was not been able to find it on my last two visits there. Would anyone know how to find the address of the place?
  2. I'm assembling a list of what I think are the seminal high-level programming languages, the languages that were based on truly radical ideas about how to make computers do what you want, rather than just adding layers upon existing languages. So far I have:
    FORTRAN, LISP, Algol 60, CPL, GPM, PROLOG, the UNIX shell, APL, Forth, Janus, Smalltalk, Scheme, ML, FP, Occam, Elephant 2k.

    Does anyone think these are not right, or have other suggestions for this list?

  3. What did auspex, zenalot, lmjohns3, tk, rasmus, whytheluckystiff, graydon, RossBurton, ciphergoth, sad, bratsche, NoWhereMan, seanc, kwoo, magsilva, zhaoway, davidw, davidu, vab, badvogato, sisob, mikl, Bram, amars, dmerrill, kilmo, Cantanker, daniels, async, Stevey, mibus, aes, chakie, ajh, logic, TheCorruptor, bjf, yeupou, Uche, chalst, thomasvs, deekayen, MichaelCrawford, bgeiger, Uraeus, purcell, nymia, kbreit, chipx86, Archit, dyork, BenFrantzDale, raph, mjcox, vorlon, kai, movement, bytesplit, crhodes, ncm, Mondragon, lyb, Jordi, mwh, and garym have in common on the 17th January? ...answer here </ol>

Postscript This diary entry:

  • has generated a lot of interest: sad, mwh, bjf, lmjohns3, kwoo, aes, dyork, and, of course bgeiger have all weighed in.
  • renders horribly on konqueror and dillo, but lynx can cope with it. Apparently the krufty parsers in many browsers can't handle anchor reference points nested within lists...

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