On the Revival of Dynamic Languages

Nierstrasz, Oscar; Bergel, Alexandre; Denker, Marcus; Ducasse, Stéphane; Gaelli, Markus; Wuyts, Roel (2005). On the Revival of Dynamic Languages. In: Gschwind, Thomas; Aßmann, Uwe (eds.) 4th International Workshop, SC 2005. Programming and Software Engineering: Vol. 3628 (pp. 1-13). Springer

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The programming languages of today are stuck in a deep rut that has developed over the past 50 years. Although we are faced with new challenges posed by enormous advances in hardware and internet technology, we continue to struggle with old-fashioned languages based on rigid, static, closed-world file-based views of programming. We argue the need for a new class of dynamic languages that support a view of programming as constant evolution of living and open software models. Such languages would require features such as dynamic first-class namespaces, explicit meta-models, optional, pluggable type systems, and incremental compilation of running software systems.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)

UniBE Contributor:

Nierstrasz, Oscar Marius; Denker, Marcus; Ducasse, Stephane and Gälli, Markus

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics

ISBN:

978-3-540-28748-3

Series:

Programming and Software Engineering

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Manuela Bamert

Date Deposited:

30 Oct 2017 16:16

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2017 05:17

Additional Information:

Invited paper

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.104668

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/104668

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