The Dead Language Fallacy

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Our precious programming languages are being struck with a plague. Each year another language is declared dead or dying. But is that true or simply the tech equivalent of tabloid reporting?

Description

Our precious programming languages are being struck with a plague. Each year another language is declared dead or dying. But is that true or simply the tech equivalent of tabloid reporting?

This session will explore the history, trends, and life cycles of programming languages to help cure the scourge which is striking down these languages in the prime of their lives.

Tags

programming languages, history

Speaking experience

OSB last 3 or 4 years, OSCON, FOSSETCON, others.

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