Robert A. Uhl

Religion and programming languages

It’s often said that one’s choice of computer languages is at heart a religious matter (I tend to disagree, but that’s another matter): now there’s a survey of religions and programming languages which is attempting to see if there’s any connexion. It was difficult for me to choose the languages I prefer. Common Lisp was a no-brainer, as was Python. But what about C? I decided against it — while it was a neat & cool language once upon a time, it’s hardly a sane choice today. OTOH, what about SmallTalk? I’ve never used it for a serious project, but it’s an incredibly neat idea. I ended up choosing it, simply because it deserves it.