Little Languages

@article{Bentley1986LittleL,
  title={Little Languages},
  author={Jon Louis Bentley},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1986},
  volume={29},
  pages={711-721}
}
When you say “language,” most programmers think of the big ones, like FORTRAN or COBOL or Pascal. In fact, a language is any mechanism to express intent, and the input to many programs can be viewed profitably as statements in a language. This column is about those “little languages.” Programmers deal with microscopic languages every day. Consider printing… CONTINUE READING

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