June 29, 2004
Transitions in Programming Models

fuckin a
from the jackson museum of very metal guitars, via things magazine

Luca Cardelli of Microsoft Research has a set of slides entitled “Transitions in Programming Models” claiming that we're in the middle of a “Cambrian explosion of programming models” of computation on WANs. Wide area data integration (XML), wide area flow integration (RPC), and wide area security integration are the three areas in which new models are needed. But Luca argues that we need a new general purpose language fully integrating all three of these areas, “We need more than an XML DSL, a messaging DSL, a security DSL”. [via pvg.]

Lisp, of course, is well known for making it possible, and even easy to completely integrate new approaches to programming, which is why traditionally it (or scheme, anyway) has been a testbed for that sort of work. i wonder if that particular torch has been passed. Or perhaps temporarily misplaced.

Posted by jjwiseman at June 29, 2004 02:21 PM
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