Addressing the disconnect between the good and the popular

@article{Hind2008AddressingTD,
  title={Addressing the disconnect between the good and the popular},
  author={Michael Hind},
  journal={SIGPLAN Notices},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={74-76}
}
For several decades universities have taught programming languages as a fundamental part of their un-dergraduate curriculum. These courses cover the core topics used in the design of good programming languages. However, widely used commercial languages quite often seem to go against the conventional wisdom of good language design that is taught in these courses. This disconnect between what is taught as good language design and what languages are used in industry has put the programming… CONTINUE READING