A computer languages timeline and history

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    A computer languages timeline and history

    http://www.levenez.com/lang/

    Nice timeline. And downloadable.

    The links list is interesting too. Of them http://hopl.murdoch.edu.au/ seems quiet comprehensive and with a novel approach.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Very cool, very complex
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    Yeah. The timeline itself becomes interesting for a snoop look at how languages evolved. It's interesting to spot things like C# borrowing some elements of Borland's Delphi, showing Algol extreme importance as one of the backbones of computer programming, or curiosities like Lisp very self-contained path despite being the second oldest language still in existence.

    The HOPL website (the other link) makes for a more informative reading on a novel approach. Not sure if it works though. But does provide some info on some languages that is not present in the wiki.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I've added Clipper to the PDF version (attached bellow) of the timeline in case anyone is interested. Which you probably aren't

    I'm just not positively sure if the C elements of Clipper were introduced right on the onset of Winter'84 or with the more widely regarded Summer'87.
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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    This brings me to whole new levels of yawn. J/k.

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    You are just proving my friends point. I need a life.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    naa, I just hate being reminded how I'm too young and "missed" those cool revolutionary languages like Ada and Fortran and Lego Mindstorm. Having a professor that practically "grew up" programming in most of them doesn't help either

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