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Why "Polyglot Programming" or "Do It Yourself Programming Languages" or "Language Oriented Programming" sucks?

Last year we saw the launch of a new Web programming language Dart - Structured Web Programming from Google. A very interesting approach to support web application development. Not so long after Go, Groovy, Ruby, Scala, << name your DSL here >>; we see Dart. Is it a good thing to have at least one programming language to solve one problem? The answer is, like we already know, it depends.

Some important backgrounds you should know about the multi programming language paradigm are following:

1. You can read Martin Fowler article about language oriented programming with language workbenches which enables you to write small programming languages easily. In this article I see everyone writing their small languages, everywhere. In this concept we see DSL (Domain Specific Language) as the future of our programming activities. Source:http://martinfowler.com/articles/languageWorkbench.html

2. Neal Ford talked about Polyglot Programming, combining multiple programming languages in appl…