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How not to write about new programming languages

One should not announce new programming language without any syntax example. This was posted in Hacker News today. The project page completely lacks any example although it makes lots of nice promises:

  • No explicit typing
  • Global type inference
  • Performance
  • Path sensitivity
  • No arbitrary cutoffs
  • etc.

Where are examples? A simple quicksort or something like that would have been helpful. Also, I can't find any links to code repositories or downloads.

I definitely like the language name:

Client: how are you going to build this application?
Programmer: We do it in Big Bang.


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