18.9.07

 

O'Reilly History of Programming Languages Poster

What it says on the tin. Haskell is the green line near the bottom, just above SML and Caml, and just below Scheme.

Comments:
No plankalk├╝l? No ISWIM connecting LISP to ML? Bah, I say! The chart is prejudiced against the unimplemented.
 
Seem to be more a history of their books.

Where the arrows stop doesn't seem to reflect anything but the latest O'Reilly book on the language.

C++ didn't fade away sometime after 2001....Nor did javascript / ECMAscript.

Isn't Actionscript an implementation of ECMAscript for Macromedia products? How does it rate an arrow of its own?

I know they are in the business of selling books, but this is a little too flawed to be treated as more than a [weak] conference freebie.
 
There's also an unexplained arrow leading from Haskell to CLOS, unless someone cares to enlighten me?
 
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