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A declaritive language for web applications

In a couple of recent posts I have argued that a higher level language is needed to
provide a significant boost to programmer productivity in the area of web applications. This is a topic I have been thinking about for many years. I’ve worked out some aspects of what I think the language should be. A little over a year ago I even started implementing a parser for the language in ANTLR. I worked on it for a few weeks before moving on to other higher priority projects. Higher priority simply means something more interesting caught my eye. It’s finally dawning on me that I’m not going to get a big enough block of free time to work on this any time soon. I guess I prioritize the smaller projects that have a better chance of getting finished.

Instead of mothballing the project completely I’m going to share some ideas from it. This his may be of interest to others and who knows, I may get back to it from time to time.

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