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8:46pm Tuesday

Via Roland, Tom MacWright wonders if the future of programming is more common data types:

What if a simpler programming language had first-class representations of a lot more than strings and arrays?

But if the aim is ease of use and giving power to people who otherwise wouldn’t be doing programming, type-rich systems with lots of assumptions seem like a logical first step. And one that doesn’t need a visual editor or a new dialect of a rare programming language.