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WATCH IT: Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript

Interview Microsoft Research has introduced a new open source programming language called Bosque that aspires to be simple and easy to understand by embracing algebraic operations and shunning techniques that create complexity.

Bosque was inspired by the syntax and types of TypeScript and the semantics of ML and Node/JavaScript. It’s the brainchild of Microsoft computer scientist Mark Marron, who describes the language as an effort to move beyond the structured programming model that became popular in the 1970s.

The structured programming paradigm, in which flow control is managed with loops, conditionals, and subroutines, became popular after a 1968 paper titled “Go To Statement Considered Harmful” by computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra.

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