Re: [dev] Simple made Easy (Rich Hickey at StrangeLoop)

From: Florian Limberger <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:52:38 +0100

 On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:35:00 +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
> [...]
> So I think the necessary next step would be to have a strongly typed
> shell. To pretty-print you'd need to add a polymorphic "à la carte"
> (multiple dispatch) pretty-printing function for the given data type.
> The type inference would be done per command, so cat(1) would be of a
> type such that if you were to try catting an image (directly) to
> wc(1)
> it would fail, because the types (Image, String) would not match. You
> could also have awesome higher-order functions, so 'map' would remove
> the need for find(1), etc.
> I know, Unix purists will rage about this added complexity. And it's
> true, it would be rather more complex. But in my opinion we ought to
> optimise for effectiveness of use by the user, not efficiency of
> execution by the machine: we should look at where we want to go and
> determine the simplest way of getting there, not succumb to nihilism
> because "it's simpler to stay where we are."
> [...]

 Are you talking about Windows PowerShell? It's even object


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