| ||Ask HN: The future of programming languages?|
44 points by ique on Nov 10, 2010 | hide | past | favorite | 54 comments |
|I've been thinking a lot about programming languages lately and I wonder what you guys think about what the future of programming will be.|
Considering the amount of "new" languages(/dialects) popping up (Clojure) and some languages find new popularity (JS) I wonder how they'll be used.
It feels to me like languages are getting more problem specific, I.E. Haskell, Clojure and other functional languages get most attention for research and heavy calculation while some stuff get specialized for web-usage.
Will the future of programming be like science; where people get extremely specialized on a small set of problems, or will programmers learn multiple languages and use the best one for the problem at hand?
Will game development ever diversify or will it go from C++ to C# to ...
How do you view a future world filled with hundreds or thousands of fantastic programming languages?
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