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digitalmars.D - A history lesson for D

reply Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
Algol-68 came out in, well, 1968.  Apparently the language was 
considered 'finished' with the release of the Revision of Algol-68
in 1974.  By this time it was too late for the language to gain any
real traction.

A number of contemporary topics on this newsgroup should be tempered 
with a sobering reminder of the fate that awaits a new PL with the 
introduction of new language features/constructs for D2 especially at 
this eleventh hour.

Sincerely,

Justin Johansson
Dec 09 2009
parent William Martin <wm nospam.net> writes:
Justin Johansson Wrote:

 Algol-68 came out in, well, 1968.  Apparently the language was 
 considered 'finished' with the release of the Revision of Algol-68
 in 1974.  By this time it was too late for the language to gain any
 real traction.
 
 A number of contemporary topics on this newsgroup should be tempered 
 with a sobering reminder of the fate that awaits a new PL with the 
 introduction of new language features/constructs for D2 especially at 
 this eleventh hour.
 
 Sincerely,
 
 Justin Johansson
 

In the words of Sir Bob Geldof - just give us the forking compiler...
Dec 09 2009