Introduction [Dynamically typed languages: special ed.]

Tratt, Laurence and Wuyts, Roel (2007) Introduction [Dynamically typed languages: special ed.]. IEEE Software, 24 (5) . pp. 28-30. ISSN 0740-7459 [Article]

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Abstract

The languages discussed in this special issue have a long history, which is perhaps why some have had several different names over the years. One such language is Lisp, the second-oldest programming language. For years, many somewhat dismissively described languages such as Lisp as "scripting languages." Today, we more commonly refer to them as dynamically typed languages, typified by Python and Ruby, and their impact is arguably greater than ever. This issue highlights the practical uses of such languages and shows how they're frequently a vehicle for innovation in the development sphere. This article is part of a special issue on dynamically typed languages.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special edition: Dynamically typed languages.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 5927
Depositing User: Dr Laurence Tratt
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 08:13
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 19:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/5927

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