The Hundred-Year Language is Here!
Paul Graham wrote in 2003 an essay titled The Hundred-Year Language in which he laid out some basic tenets for a programming language of the future. He also designed a language called Arc to lead the way. But it doesn’t seem to have gotten any real traction.
But I have just discovered that the Hunderd-Year Language is here! I found it in the most unusual place of all: in the heart of Mathematica.
I am not really going to attempt to discuss why I believe Wolfram Mathematica really is the HYL; you’ve gotta see it for yourself. The best way is to watch this presentation of Mathematica. It’s a bit long (71 minutes) but I guarantee it’ll shock you.
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional programmer, nor have I used Mathematica in real life, so my opinion is just a layman’s point of view.