[Chugalug] Ceylon

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Thu Nov 14 23:13:27 UTC 2013


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On 11/14/2013 6:08 PM, DaWorm wrote:
> http://linux.slashdot.org/story/13/11/13/162230/red-hat-releases-ceylon-language-100
>
>  I've been coding for over 30 years, and I have no idea what half
> of that description is saying.
> 
> subtype and parametric polymorphism declaration-site variance 
> intersection types principal types local type inference 
> flow-dependent typing tuple types comprehensions fully-reified
> generic types
> 
> I know basic polymorphism, and have heard of tuples, but otherwise,
> I have no idea what this does for me.  I guess I'm just too old.
> 
> Jeff.

ROFL, I'm glad I'm not the only one who read that and didn't anything
more than before I had read it.  I have a definition for tuples from
router/firewall programming, I can't think of a reason for it to exist
in a general purpose programming language....

Regards,

dtb

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