Re: Programming languages (software progress)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 02:19:32 MDT

Erik Nilsson wrote:
> Hi, all !
> I would like to ask the opinion of the list regarding what the best
> programming language would be... Or perhaps more prudently, what the pros
> and cons of the best candidates would be in the context of "artificial
> general intelligence" programming. If one considers the efforts to
> establish a new language, e.g. "Flare", then one might believe there are
> weaknesses associated with the more established languages ?
> I've also heard Eiffel is supposed to be fast to learn. Is that so and
> what would be the disadvantages with this language then ?

Please search the SL4 archives on this - for example, Google on sl4 + AI +
"programming languages". This topic has come up many times before.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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