Re: Heron Needs a Killer App
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 8:36 PM
Paradoxically, if you don't know what Heron is good at? Then, whom does.
Lang X is either started targetted at a certain specialty. Or it just gets started and becomes what it is.
Perl started as a scripting lang. with quick & dirty uses. Then it evolved. Perhaps, you should just make the kernel and let it define, what paradigm it serves?
Otherwise, you were discussing a lot about Agile, patterns, and such. Perhaps, this is your direction?
I agree with the others. You should just make it & give us, what it is. Then, they'll shoot it down, and you'll either extend and improve it, or re-write. What does it matter?
> For what it's worth, if you want to promote Heron as a
> language for teaching programming to beginners, then you
> should list the benefits of learning Heron as compared to
> learning with, say, PHP, VB, Python, Java, or C/C++. Most
> critiques of those languages vastly over-state the
> complexity and problems of using those languages with
PS. Pascal is a fine language. The grammer is very regular and any high school student, can teach themselves - to code. The days of Logo are over. Yet, everyone acts like Java is the in thing.
Java is just a different form of C++, to me. (Or as they say, it is C++ with objects.)