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Truly Majestic Rats

The process of programming language creation is a subject of too little reflection and retrospection. Newcomers to the field (including, in some measure, us) regularly propose new languages without quite understanding what they are getting into or how big the task is. Those of us who have already crawled down the language design rat-hole rarely have time to describe either the depth of the hole or the true majesty of the rats involved.

From the abstract of The Origins of the BitC Programming Language,  by Jonathan Shapiro and Swaroop Sridhar (SRL Technical Report 2008-04).  Via Alarming Development.

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