But the one-liner was very short — ten characters, something like that — and having been involved with programming things like that for a long time and realizing that it took a reasonable amount of code to do, I looked at it and said, “My God, there must be something in this language.” Bauer, on my left, didn’t see that.
I know practically no one who is interested in programming languages as such who has anything good to say about FORTRAN, other than the fact that its influence and its use continues to grow.
First of all, it will take the people a long time to learn how to use the one-liner and even more to write one, so that FORTRAN will continue to grow and succeed.
Introducing Multiplayer: code with friends in the same editor, execute programs in the same interpreter, interact with the same terminal, chat in the IDE, edit files and share the same system resources, and ship applications from the same interface!
As part of our interview process at Repl.it (work with us) we have a phone screen where we hop on a Multiplayer session with a candidate and work on some coding problems together.
The fact that it's shared repl allows the interviewer to write test cases for the candidate's program to verify its validity.
We spent a lot of time trying to make the underlying system resources work in multiplayer mode because we think this feature, in the future, might transcend our websites and work with other IDEs and on different platforms.