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September/October 2007 (vol. 24 no. 5)
pp. 28-30
Laurence Tratt, Bournemouth University
Roel Wuyts, IMEC
The languages discussed in this special issue have a long history, which is perhaps why some have had several different names over the years. One such language is Lisp, the second-oldest programming language. For years, many somewhat dismissively described languages such as Lisp as "scripting languages." Today, we more commonly refer to them as dynamically typed languages, typified by Python and Ruby, and their impact is arguably greater than ever. This issue highlights the practical uses of such languages and shows how they're frequently a vehicle for innovation in the development sphere. This article is part of a special issue on dynamically typed languages.
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dynamically typed languages, Lisp, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, Lua, CLOS
Laurence Tratt, Roel Wuyts, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Dynamically Typed Languages," IEEE Software, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 28-30, Sept.-Oct. 2007, doi:10.1109/MS.2007.140
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