This article includes a plot of programming language expressiveness (as expressed in lines of code per commit *) versus time. He finds that there is a blank spot for “low-expressiveness” languages in recent years. That is, programming languages are getting more expressive.

Are we getting better at designing programming languages?

*This metric is explained and justified in a preceding article:http://redmonk.com/dberkholz/2013/03/25/programming-languages-ranked-by-expressiveness/

 

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