2012-08-24

Puzzle Languages

There is the Alan Perlis quote:

"A programming language that doesn't change the way you think is not worth learning"

Here are a list of languages that I think of as "Puzzle Languages" because they all force you into somewhat mind-bending new paradigms in order to use.

  • Forth
  • Erlang
  • Scheme
  • Prolog

Of these above, Erlang and Scheme are the ones that I would use for general purpose programming.

Here are two others that at least allow interesting thoughts or patterns of use but are somewhat easier to use in that they allow a normal procedural approach:

  • Tcl
  • Awk
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s