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Re^3: The future of Perl?by wjw (Priest)
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Thanks for that BrowserUK. Those points are informative to me, and seem to be on the money.
Clearly the example I used is a poor one for having tried to make the point I was attempting to make. (My lack of depth of knowledge in the arena). Perhaps our understanding of language is driving our innovation in hardware instead of the reverse. I wonder what might happen if the reverse was approached more aggressively. Maybe that is what is happening at a certain level in the fields of bio-mimicry and maybe even in quantum computing.
At any rate, I think you are right; hardware does not affect languages at this point in time, but I don't doubt that it will in the future. I find it hard to believe that all machine languages by nature have to operate at the basic level in one of two states. I think the success thus far has limited the innovation.
I have gone way off track relative to the original post and suspect I better stop. Thanks for the interesting meditation.
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