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Old Sep 8, 2013, 09:01 AM   #51
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What I'm wondering is... at some point, should I write my own programming language that has all those features I miss when I change from language to language?
I haven't read other replies so you'll have to forgive me if I'm just repeating what others have said, but $^#@ no.

The only reason you should do this is if you have a lot of funding behind you, a very strong core team dedicated to the job, and a reason beyond "this code writes funny."

You can't write a language that is good for everything. If you have a problem to solve and don't think any language is available that adequately solves the problem (not perfectly mind you), AND you can fulfill the other above criteria, go nuts. Otherwise, my personal opinion is that you'd be wasting your time.
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I haven't read other replies so you'll have to forgive me if I'm just repeating what others have said, but $^#@ no.

The only reason you should do this is if you have a lot of funding behind you, a very strong core team dedicated to the job, and a reason beyond "this code writes funny."

You can't write a language that is good for everything. If you have a problem to solve and don't think any language is available that adequately solves the problem (not perfectly mind you), AND you can fulfill the other above criteria, go nuts. Otherwise, my personal opinion is that you'd be wasting your time.
Well... not wasting their time perhaps. Doing it properly (i.e. not just a syntax-level reskinning of an existing language) is a pretty great educational experience.

I wouldn't expect to produce something generally useful though, true.
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what is the difference between nil, null, and NULL?
It's Nil, nil and NULL.
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The way you can blend C and Obj-C (and C++) is both a blessing and a curse. It makes writing valid Obj-C code easier for people leaping from C or C++, but then it also makes it less likely that you'll use some of Obj-C's features (IE, using enumeration blocks instead of for loops.)
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Well... not wasting their time perhaps. Doing it properly (i.e. not just a syntax-level reskinning of an existing language) is a pretty great educational experience.

I wouldn't expect to produce something generally useful though, true.
Very true, an exceptionally wonderful learning experience if that is what you are doing it for, but in terms of the OP wanting to blend parts of different languages they liked together, I still believe a waste of time.
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