This is an old essay

This is an old essay

Robbert Haarman

2013-01-06

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Posted by inglorion
at 2005-09-20 10:09:37

This is an old essay, written back in the days when I didn't know a whole lot of programming languages yet. I would not recommend Java and C++ these days, but much rather languages like Common Lisp, OCaml, Haskell, Scheme, and Ruby.

Still, I'm keeping the essay as it is, because changing it to reflect my new understanding would alter it too substantially. Instead, I'll write an essay (someday) on what I think are important characteristics of programming languages, and evaluate some popular languages based on these.