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On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 05:46:05AM +0900, Martin DeMello wrote:
>=20
> I think the same thing is happening with closures, but we haven't
> gotten as far. It's still possible to promulgate a language like Java
> that doesn't have practical closures. At the time I started writing,
> Python didn't have closures at all and I heard Guido van Rossum say
> that they weren't important. I think that's wrong, and that in another
> thirty years people will laugh at anyone who tries to invent a
> language without closures, just as they'll laugh now at anyone who
> tries to invent a language without recursion.
>=20
> -- Mark Jason Dominus, in an interview on "Higher Order Perl"
>=20
> http://www.theperlreview.com/Interviews/mjd-hop-20050407.html

I think thirty years is unrealistic.  We're probably looking at something
more like fifteen, at this point.  Since it has been six years since that
quote was made, by my estimation I think he overshot his guess by about a
decade.  I suppose I could be mistaken.

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Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 05:46:05AM +0900, Martin DeMello wrote:
>=20
> I think the same thing is happening with closures, but we haven't
> gotten as far. It's still possible to promulgate a language like Java
> that doesn't have practical closures. At the time I started writing,
> Python didn't have closures at all and I heard Guido van Rossum say
> that they weren't important. I think that's wrong, and that in another
> thirty years people will laugh at anyone who tries to invent a
> language without closures, just as they'll laugh now at anyone who
> tries to invent a language without recursion.
>=20
> -- Mark Jason Dominus, in an interview on "Higher Order Perl"
>=20
> http://www.theperlreview.com/Interviews/mjd-hop-20050407.html

I think thirty years is unrealistic.  We're probably looking at something
more like fifteen, at this point.  Since it has been six years since that
quote was made, by my estimation I think he overshot his guess by about a
decade.  I suppose I could be mistaken.

--=20
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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