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From: Steffen Nurpmeso <>
To: Will Senn <>
Subject: [COFF] Re: [TUHS] Algol rules: was something about Rust is not C++
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 20:29:38 +0100	[thread overview]
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Will Senn wrote in
 |Well, I just read this as Rust is dead... here's hoping, but seriously, 
 |if we're gonna go off and have a language vs language discussion, I 
 |personally don't think we've had any real language innovation since 
 |Algol 60, well maybe lisp... sheesh, surely we're in COFF territory.

It has evangelists on all fronts.  ..Yes it was only that while
i was writing the message i reread about Vala of the GNOME
project, which seems to be a modern language with many beneficial
properties still, growing out of a Swiss University (is that a bad
sign to come from Switzerland and more out of research), and it
had support of Ubuntu and many other parts of the GNOME project.
Still it is said to be dead.  I scrubbed that part of my message.
But maybe thus a "dead" relation in between the lines remained.

Smalltalk is also such a thing, though not from Switzerland.

An Ach! on the mystery of human behaviour.  Or, like the wonderful
Marcel Reich-Ranicki said, "Wir sehen es betroffen, den Vorhang
zu, und alle Fragen offen" ("Concerned we see, the curtain closed,
and all the Questions open").

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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