Re: What databases have taught me
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:09:10 GMT
>>Marshall wrote: >> >>>I also note (perhaps recklessly) than no dynamically typed >>>language has ever achieved any significant marketshare, >>>and that historically languages trickle down from academia >>>and research institutions, and not up from the trenches. >> >>Have you forgotten VisiCalc, Clipper and Turbo Pascal?
> I was speaking of trends rather than laws. Certainly Perl
> came up from the trenches. But I would rate Pascal as
> having come from Wirth. (Is TurboPascal a different
> language than Pascal?)
Pascal went nowhere for a decade. Then a $99 compiler with an IDE upset the whole compiler market. I am not sure whether that was a good thing or a bad thing.
I don't know much about clipper
> but I can't imagine its market share for developing software
> was ever all *that* large.
As I recall, clipper was nearly ubiquitous in the late 1980's and early 1990's. It's demise was pretty quick though.
> But I will have to grant you the speadsheet! They are quite
> popular, are entirely commercial in origin, and I believe
> isomorphic to a functional programming language.
Interesting. Received on Thu Jun 29 2006 - 19:09:10 CEST