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bio website antti-juhani.kaijanaho.fi/…
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  • Teacher and graduate student at University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematical Information Technology, with special interest in matters pertaining to programming languages.
  • Experience in real-world programming with at least C, C++, Java, and Haskell.
  • Debian Developer since 1999

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comment Where can I find an authoritative comparison of computer languages?
Many universities have a course under the name of Principles of Programming Languages; there are also many books covering the traditional material for such courses, most of them interchangeable. These books and courses survey a lot of languages to give you a feel for what the landscape loooks like and to give you the basic concepts familiar to language designers and researchers. If I had to choose one book to recommend, I'd go for Michael Scott's /Programming Language Pragmatics/.
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comment Why do programming language (open) standards cost money?
The people who actually write the standard do not usually receive any of that money. It all goes into maintaining the ISO bureaucracy. ECMA, for example, distributes its standards for free.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
answered Is it good idea to require to commit only working code?
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
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answered generic programming- where did it originate?