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comment Fernando J. Corbató's “Constrained languages”
I noticed this line in Alan J. Perlis' Epigrams: "A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant." This seems to be exactly what Corbató is talking about.
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comment Fernando J. Corbató's “Constrained languages”
@RossPatterson Excellent! Thank you! I was looking for an elaboration on the topic from Corbató, but I didn't find much.
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comment Fernando J. Corbató's “Constrained languages”
Thank you, this answer is very helpful. This idea has interesting implications. This would seem to indicate that a programmer would want to have access to a plethora of varied languages with varying abilities rather than have one language to rule them all, which is what many programmers would like to suppose C, C++, or Java might be.
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comment Fernando J. Corbató's “Constrained languages”
@gnat This makes a lot of sense. If I am doing low-level, high performance work, then malloc is going to be relevant to the program. If I am writing a log parser, then malloc is an "irrelevant idea", so using a language which abstracts away from malloc will reduce the probability of bugs. Thank you.
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comment Fernando J. Corbató's “Constrained languages”
@YannisRizos Thank you very much for migrating it. I did not know that this function exists. Perhaps the more experienced users on StackOverflow could have suggested this path rather than merely closing it.
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comment Fernando J. Corbató's “Constrained languages”
@jweyrich Thank you for forwarding me to Programmers.SE. However, when I go to the programming-languages tag on StackOverflow, I find a wealth of questions which are just as general as mine, such as "Is there a statically weak typed language?" where the author also makes reference to general reading materials
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comment How is IntelliJ better than Eclipse?
This is a very helpful list, but you forgot to mention which IDE you are talking about. Based on your mention of version 12 in the last sentence, I guess this is all about IntelliJ.