Thanks for the link to Paul Graham’s Beating the Averages and The Blub Paradox. I run into that all the time.
Trying to convince the other developers (who are very bright people) that there are alternative languages that would be more powerful and suitable for our problem domain invariantly meets with deer-in-headlights blank stares.
Even contemplating alternative languages is outside of most developer’s comfort zone. Or moreso, even outside of capability of consideration. Even as a thought experiment.
When I look at the trends, I see object-oriented programming to continue for the foreseeable future. But, I also think there will be two language idioms that overtake object-oriented programming languages: functional programming languages, and domain specific languages.
I consider Lisp to be a programmer's programming language. An "abstract syntax tree oriented" programming language. Paul Graham's secret super-weapon is safe.
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