A look at two new languages: Vala and Clojure
Posted Jun 4, 2009 9:05 UTC (Thu) by rwmj
Parent article: A look at two new languages: Vala and Clojure
Vala is a bit of a lost opportunity.
It could have been a great step forward: type inference, non-intrusive static typing, ideas from functional languages, strong emphasis on safe programming practices ... All things which are needed by the free software community.
Instead we got a warmed-over C# clone with a syntax more verbose than
Java, and none of the innovations in language design which have happened in the past decades.
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