Less is More in Languages with Mark Seemann
How much of a language is essential? Carl and Richard chat with Mark Seemann about what features are critical to a language, and which ones are redundant. Who would put redundant features in a language? Mark talks about how languages evolve, and how more advanced features can supercede older features, but the old features can never be removed without breaking existing code. And worst still, when building a language is your business, you'll add features whether they are needed or not - you need something new to sell! The conversation also digs into understanding languages more deeply - do you really need that if statement? Just because a feature exists doesn't mean you need to use it!
Mark Seemann helps programmers make code easier to maintain. His professional interests include functional programming, object-oriented development, software architecture, as well as software development in general. Apart from writing a book about Dependency Injection he has also created several Pluralsight courses, videos for Clean Coders, and written numerous articles and blog posts about programming. He's an independent consultant, author, and conference speaker. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Jsoftware http://jsoftware.com/
- Mark's Blog http://blog.ploeh.dk/
- Mark's Pluralsight Courses http://www.pluralsight.com/author/mark-seemann