New Python Rival ? Julia is winning over developers

O’Grady says Julia’s steady rise makes it one to watch but added that “the esoteric nature of the language may yet relegate it to niche status”.

Time to put the incense sticks away!

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??? Pretty confused by this. Julia’s syntax is quite “normal” compared to R.

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Same here… It’s because some people are stuck on thinking that Julia can only be used for scientific computing with exotic math symbols. It’s time to show off some general applications written in Julia.


They’re not referring to syntax but “nature” so that probably means multiple dispatch and possibly the metaprogramming possibilities in julia.

I think these is about macros and whole metaprograming stuff.