higher level languages
bergel at iam.unibe.ch
Sun Feb 29 13:40:10 UTC 2004
He he, putting a ordered binary relationship between languages is always a hard task :-)
One common def is related to the number of machine instruction generated for one statement.
"System programming languages like C tend to be strongly typed and medium level (5-10 instructions/statemtn). Scripting languages like Tcl tend to be weaky typed and very high level (100-1000 instructions/statements)." from John K. Ousterhout ("Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century").
On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 03:54:51PM +0000, Gary McGovern wrote:
> Can anyone say what the highest level languages will end up like. I like
> tiling but, I think there is something else. I think what I've used in
> Squeak might fall a bit short but I cannot quite put muy finger on it.
> I think drawing think drwing on the screen is the end - but how to script
> it , program it I think is still a problem.
> Any feedback would be appreciated.
Alexandre Bergel http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~bergel
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