The Hundred-Year Language

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How will we program in a hundred years? Why not start now?

Now we have two ideas that, if you combine them, suggest interesting possibilities: (1) the hundred-year language could, in principle, be designed today, and (2) such a language, if it existed, might be good to program in today. When you see these ideas laid out like that, it’s hard not to think, why not try writing the hundred-year language now?

— The Hundred-Year Language

— Paul Graham

2012.01.27 Friday ACHK