Basic Lambdas and Explicit Tail Calls Repackaged

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Mon Dec 8 10:18:15 PST 2008


On Dec 8, 2008, at 9:35 AM, P T Withington wrote:

> On 2008-12-08, at 12:19EST, Brendan Eich wrote:
>
>> But is it really worth the trouble? The C heritage, specifically  
>> most JS hackers' training, militates against JS ever being used in  
>> the large as an expression language.
>
> Are you saying these new dogs are incapable of learning the tricks  
> us old dogs already know?  Sucks to be them.  :P

I said "militates against". We'd be swimming against a tide.

There could be a new tide coming, who knows? We know the JavaSchools  
waxed during the last bubble, and after; will they wane now in favor  
of SchemeSchools (Matthias Felleisen's curriculum at Northeastern)?

/be


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