Wolfram Language Demo

Stephen Wolfram introduces the Wolfram Language – a “general-purpose knowledge-based language”. It looks very impressive, but then again, most demos do until you finally get your hands on the actual product. Nevertheless, I would have loved this as a kid learning to program. Tight and responsive feedback loops, lots of capabilities out of the box, immediate results – the very things so often missing from contemporary programming environments. In a way it reminds me of what Bret Victor described in his essay on Learnable Programming.