the Hopwood design process

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Mar 14 09:29:14 CET 2006


On 2006-03-14 01:16, David Hopwood wrote:
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> Actually, I'm in favour of placing the bar very high on introduction of new
> features. But it is possible to be too conservative. A situation where no
> new features are added can be almost fatal to a language's popularity: a
> large proportion of a language's potential user community will consider it
> to be dead if it isn't being actively revised. This is a rational response

i think it is possible to avoid this problem (''dead if it isn't being 
actively revised'').

have a very active development of the languages libraries/frameworks/etc.
let the language develop new features very slowly.


bengt



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