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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Hey, web developer dudes and dudettes: What's your favorite programming language? Is it CSS? Is it JavaScript? Is it PHP, HTML5, or something else? Why choose? A new programming language developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University is all of those and moreâ"one of the world's first "polyglot" programming languages.

Sound cool? It is, except its development is partially funded by the National Security Agency, so let's look at it with a skeptical eye.

It's called Wyvernâ"named after a mythical dragon-like thing that only has two legs instead of fourâ"and it's supposed to help programmers design apps and websites without having to rely on a whole bunch of different stylesheets and different amalgamations spread across different files"

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