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Another Go at Language Design

A talk by Rob Pike at OSCON 2010

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July 22, 2010 6:40 AM

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

A while back, it seemed that type-driven object-oriented languages such as C++ and Java had taken over. They still dominate education. Yet the last few years have seen a number of different languages reach prominence, often of very different styles: Python, Ruby, Scala, Erlang, Haskell, Lua, and many more. Surely there are enough languages. Yet new ones keep appearing. Why? And why now?

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