Journal of my investigation into the development of a new programming language
Language Futures Link
via Lambda the Ultimate
, Paul Graham's The Hundred-Year Language
says lots of interesting things. Like:
One way to design a language is to just write down the program you'd like to be able to write, regardless of whether there is a compiler that can translate it or hardware that can run it. When you do this you can assume unlimited resources. It seems like we ought to be able to imagine unlimited resources as well today as in a hundred years.
Maybe that's what I'm trying to do.