Programing Language Syntax Soup

“I invented the term object oriented, and I can tell you that C++ wasn't what I had in mind.” —Alan Kay.

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Syntax is the most important aspect of a programing language

The quality of a programing language, can be judged by how much of it can be explained by its syntax alone.

This is called formal language, or formal system of mathematics.

The following is critique of programing languages, with respect to formal language perspective.

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Syntax & Notation


Why Python Suck

JavaScript, XML, Lisp


Object Oriented Programing

Variable Naming


Language Underneath Mumble Jumble

Social Issues


Jargons of Software Industry

LISP & Lispers

Tech Doc Humor

documentation idiocy collection

regex & parsing

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Misc, unsorted yet

Programing Challenge

Programing Problems Index