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Steele Fortress

Posted by johnm on March 12, 2005 at 10:33 PM PST

Guy Steele is leading a group to build a new programming language called Fortress. In homage to the old SATs, Fortress is to Fortran as Java is to C++. :-) That is, Fortress is about doing high-performance number crunching. Alas, Fortress is not yet available for us to play with. The complete article is:
The Soul of a New Programming Language.

The most telling quote:

"I'm now not convinced that a single programming language can serve everyone's needs, because the needs are so diverse." —Guy Steele

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