Onward! 2014
Mon 20 - Fri 24 October 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2014
Fri 24 Oct 2014 13:30 - 14:15 at Salon A - Session 3 Chair(s): Bruce Horn

The discipline of computer science has a long and complicated history with computer programming languages. Historically, inventors have created language products for a wide variety of reasons, from attempts at making domain specific tasks easier, to technical achievements, to social or political reasons. However, the modern programming language industry now has a large variety of incompatible programming languages, each of which with unique syntax, semantics, and their own often massive standard libraries, lifetimes, and costs. In this paper, we express doubts that the programming language community is focused on the most crucial problems in programming language design. We suggest instead that the programming language wars themselves may be negatively impacting the world, including how, in the broad sense, programming languages are applied in industrial software construction.

Fri 24 Oct

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13:30 - 15:00
Session 3Onward! Essays at Salon A
Chair(s): Bruce Horn Intel Corporation
The Programming Language Wars
Onward! Essays
Andreas Stefik University of Nevada, Las Vegas , Stefan Hanenberg University of Duisburg-Essen
I Throw Itching Powder at Tulips
Onward! Essays
Richard P. Gabriel IBM Research, USA