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Re: [SLUG] Re: Snakes and Rubies?


On 24 May 2006, Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I nomimate the following for "stretch languages":
> 
>       Haskell
>       OCaml
>       Lisp
>       Smalltalk
> 
> Of those, at least two (and possibly Ocaml as a third with its strong
> ML roots) have a history of over 20 years.
> 
> If this SIG is Python/Perl/Ruby, you are unlikey to get people with
> knowledge of these stretch languages along.

I started (re) learning a smattering of Smalltalk a few months ago,
partly I was reminded by Objective C.  I'd love to go to a session on
any of those languages.

In particular I think it would help to guide people from "ok, here's
hello world" to "if you write this toy application you'll start to really
grok the language".  

-- 
Martin