That is another case where R&D in software engineering is pushed back to some mythical organization or organizations that will do all the "hard" work and others will be able to reap all the benefits... But at the same time, "building is just the start"...
I am very sad to read that especially from one the biggest organization of all the time.
The reply from #wikimedia is very confusing, but since I got similar feedback from other established companies, I guess that the min/max level of confused blurb that is acceptable #2020.
R&D would put wikidata at risk?! When #wikidata already struggle to with 10bn triples and they actually want more.
I am well aware of legacy and debt. But that is not a reason to not move forward. I have a profound respect for legacy and debt.
As such it must be clear to anyone with some reading comprehension skills to find out that #oracle #java #loom project is reaping the ideas of #scheme like continuations, tail calls or generators. Scopes are new, but nothing you could not do with concurrent ml already.
That is #scheme was the future already, a loom project is another proof of it.
@pintoch My deep thought is that #wikimedia is entrenched into #java tech and they are not ready to acknowledge the technical merits of other programming languages or even other approaches that the one they are used to.
They followed the micro-service meme, which has its merits but is clearly not an approach that is workable in a small scale. And usable wikidata at a small scale is a requirement for knowledge equity.
Again, I repeat it here, my approach works both in small and big settings.
It is not available, and it is not kept in sync.
re Java and PHP: at least in french the word "establishment" has some negative subtext: promoting tradition in spite of progress.
Like I tried to explain in the thread, Java et al. are trying to copy #scheme, with the great help of money and... establishment.
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