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Originally published in Queue vol. 7, no. 1
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Matthew Jacob | Tue, 12 May 2009 16:38:23 UTC

You missed "snobol" for early Unix languages.

Walter | Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:41:24 UTC

Very interesting perspective. The paradigm of creating languages to allow cohabiting and leveraging each others' specialties is clearly evident in the fact that many of the popular languages today have hooks to easily make calls to other languages. Example: Python, Perl, Ruby all have hooks to integrate C.

Thanks for the insight.

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