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Re: Lucent Technologies & Sun Microsystems
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Limbo is quite a different language from C, with quite a different style. it's a problem that there aren't yet enough (any) books about it out there to help make the difference plain; you have to look through source code, and even then you're seeing people coming to grips with a completely different style. it's certainly true that at the statement level Limbo addresses most of the obvious complaints about C (often complaints about C not anticipating all the discoveries about computer languages made after it was designed!). that's easy and not too interesting. the support for concurrency, and module-oriented approach to structuring of data and applications that Limbo induces is radically different from C, C++ and Java; that's a bonus. it's not enough to have a large number of `standard objects' available: you need structural coherence.