April 8th, 2004


The future of software development?

I don't want to use C++, Java, or C#. They are not open, free, and flexible like C was.

The open source world has a chance to change the future of software development. Programmers have flocked to Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, D and a variety of other open languages because they offer the openness, freedom, and flexibility C gave; moreover, they also the managed advantages of newer languages.

The problem is the languages and the community are fragmented...

I think Parrot is the solution.

Perl is a tool. Python is RAD. Ruby is for large projects.

One byte-code, multiple libraries, and common objects.

And come D's maturity, a Parrot implementation should be targeted for it.