Hey why the heck are programming languages so cleanly separated from one another

Why don't we have a standardized protocol that lets languages call libraries written in other languages

@socks are you talking about libraries like dlls or so files, or like included code? because i know you can call dlls from whatever language you want, since they're already all compiled code


@Hearth I guess DLLs count? To some extent? Pretty limited though

@socks how are they limited? it's just a difference of whether the library in question is compiled or not--dlls and sos are compiled

@Hearth I dunno, can you call them from, say, Java? It runs in its own VM so I wouldn't assume so

@socks I don't know but i expect you can, the jvm probably has support for that

this is all a fair bit outside our area of expertise though

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