A programming language that inspired me, but never...
# linking-together
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A programming language that inspired me, but never really took off was https://www.magpie-lang.org. It was heavily based on pattern matching and supported multi-methods. It's creator, Bob Nystrom, as far as I know now works on Dart language. https://journal.stuffwithstuff.com
m
Love the "this" patterns + multimethods I had a language built on pattern matching, and now one on prototypal OO, and this feels like an obvious (in hindsight) missed opportunity. Thanks for sharing.
m
If you're talking about making constructors using pattern matching, yeah I think that is brilliant.
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I remember reading about Magpie way back when. He also wrote the Wren language, which looks fun for different reasons.