Dynamic languages are the future

David Hopwood <>
Tue Aug 29 18:01:46 CEST 2006

Jay Nelson wrote:
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2009010,00.asp
> A four page article which claims the next generation of programming will
> be with "dynamic languages" like Ruby, Python, Perl, .NET and others.

Maybe the "next generation", but not the generation after that. My impression
is that there are few purely dynamically typed languages being designed any
more. Type inference has won the argument. It will just take a while for this
to filter through to the mainstream, as it always does.

Mind you, the definition of "dynamic" that this article uses is so fuzzy
that it could include almost any language.

(.NET CLR is statically typed. Of course you can still implement "dynamic"
languages on it inefficiently.)

David Hopwood <>

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