Proposal: Programming Language Design
Currently we've had multiple questions posted asking for recommendations of books, blogs, or other resources relating to our site's topic, including:
- What reading materials do you recommend for programming language design?
- What are some interesting blogs about programming language design?
- Which resources are available for implementing a strong type system?
In the second of these, AviFS brings up that these questions are common and successful on Mathematics. I think there could be some value in allowing these sorts of questions (and I've seen books on, e.g., compiler design IRL, so it's not too niche of a topic for plenty of material to exist).
While questions asking for "good" books/blogs/resources about a topic are necessarily subjective, it's not really the kind of subjectivity that is harmful to question and answer quality, as can be seen on Math.
Should these be on-topic, and if so, should we have any rules surrounding them?