Thursday, January 18, 2007
I want a new language
C was great. Then C++ was great. Then Java was great. (Along the way Lisp was neat, too.) Imperative programming, however, just isn't cutting it anymore. I need to make myself do some functional programming, the wave of the future I'm told. New wave or not, functional programming is interesting, and functional features are finding their ways into Java and C#. I propose that I should do something simple in Erlang, Haskell, SML or OCaml, Scheme, and maybe Ruby or Python. My friend René said he always wrote a Mandelbrot set generator on a new platform to get the feel of programming on it, so I'll do that.