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Book review: Darwinia
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Jonathon Edwards and subtext
Sunday, February 6, 2005

Subtext is an experimental, non-strict, lazy, functional, prototype based computer language (did you catch all those adjectives!). Jon Udell mentioned it a little bit ago and I just watched the presentation. I find it both interesting and wrong headed. Copy and paste is one of the ways we create things and for that and other reasons, there is much to be said for prototypes. But copy and paste is not the only way we create and it seems that subtext is too limiting. I want to be able to do what subtext does and type. Still, Edwards's has his heart and mind in the right place: programming is too hard and we need to do something about it!


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