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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: Stephen Kellett <lua@...>
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:40:02 +0100
John Hind wrote:
Likewise, I was quite surprised at the interest in Factor, which is a
Forth inspired language.
Argg! I am not normally a language bigot, but if there is one programming
language that ought to be banned it is Forth. It would certainly be a
I do wonder if some of the more recent scripting/on-the-fly languages of
the last few years, I've wondered if they get their following as some
sort of "look at me, I'm using the latest shiny language" rather than
the language is any good in the first place. Forth was abandoned because
it was too hard to use. Why go back there? I'm sure a die-hard
calculator user will be able to tell me :-)