Munair wrote:That is very much reflected here on this forum and by the fact that FB is practically at the same position in the programming world as it was about 10 years ago.TJF wrote:Most of the FB users are not interested in professional tools, they're just playing around.
There are much more powerful languages these days and the philosophy of programming, as it is being adopted by new generations, has changed significantly since the days of BASIC and Pascal. As a result, compilers based on and maintaining compatibility with these traditional languages, will eventually enjoy a very small margin (if at all) in the world of programming.
The question however if a hurried copycatting of now popular languages into a new language will even match that marginal level. At least the old languages have their fans, and most choices for new languages are tied to the platforms of a dominant corporate player.
Maybe the era of homebrewn general purpose languages is simply over. With new languages (not proposed by a multinational) it is all about the problem to solve. IOW specialise in the direction of a specific problem group, that is only way to make a real distinction. Playing syntax games won't do that.