PART III NEXT STEPS

Towards a programming language for design

Traditionally, programming languages have been written for general-purpose problem solving of almost any type. Languages such as LISP, FORTRAN, BASIC, C, C++, Objective-C, C# and Python were not specifically written for designers. They were originated by computer scientists, looking to solve computing problems, who found they needed something more readable and logical than the numeric codes of native machine language and so invented these higher-order languages. As we saw in the chapter on ...

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