Red Hat has been working on a new programming language called Ceylon. Ars
at the language
and the rationale for its creation. "One of the chief goals behind Ceylon is to create a language that will be easy to learn and easy for existing Java programmers to adopt. King seems to believe that a functional programming language would have difficulty meeting those goals. It also seems like a matter of strong personal preference for King—his slides include a rather trollish dismissal of programming languages that are based on "the lambda calculus used only by theoretical computer scientists."
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