Friday, June 11, 2004

Paul Graham also has some pie-in-the-sky thoughts about computer languages; see his articles, Hundred-year language and his work on a new dialect of Lisp, Arc. Arc is a little more down-to-earth than the Tunes HLL, and he appears to have done some work on it.

The Tunes project has some requirements for an unnamed "High Level Language" for their project, which has a lot of good ideas init. As far as I can tell looking at the web page, it's kind of vaporware at this point. And maybe doomed to remain vaporware, since the requirements seem so abstract and idealistic. But anyway, some of their ideas have crossed my mind too, and they might at least server as a thoughtful critique of how current programming langauges feel inadequate to people.