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- From: Javier Guerra <javier@...>
- Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 14:25:21 -0500
On Monday 08 May 2006 2:12 pm, Bret Victor wrote:
> <whisper <at> oz.net> writes:
> > I'm continually struck by the resemblence between the two languages. Is
> > there a relationship?
that hits the nail!
in fact, since the first question, i've been trying to put into words how much
(even after doing some dabbling in Perl).
after realizing how much of the language theory is shared with Lua, i find
that i can actually write some short JS stubs... but the pain is still there.
why? i still don't know.
i put most of the blame in the pseudo-java syntax (which is a pseudo-C syntax
itself). note that, after Lua, the language i like best is C...
so, i think that C syntax is right for low level languages, where you have to
keep track of pointers, and do your references right; and for scripting
languages, where everything is how it should be (instead of how it's easier
for the machine to execute), the syntax have to be different, with much more
thought into aesthetics.
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