Interview: On High Level Languages

An interesting discussion about higher level languages and reinventing data science.

…it will be a disappointing moment in technology history if our  definition of a language was a thing that had ‘for’ loops and had to involve this very low-level, procedural way of approaching creating functionality.

Ultimately, what we want to do with language is we want to express ourselves and get the things we want to do done. My theory of that is the more we can have that done automatically by a system, the better for us.

Declarative languages like SQL do that to an extent. But Stephen Wolfram talks about something even higher level. Here are some examples.