Languages have always been a subject of special interest for me, because all of them are both Tools and reflections of a particular group’s point-of-view about programming. Further, if a language catches-on, then pragmatism takes hold, and the language takes on even more of a human element as other people try to paint over the “warts formerly known as fee-churs,” and to make the old dog do new tricks. (Moose anyone?) The best way to understand an actual professional discipline is to observe the tools that they build for themselves ...
“Versus” really doesn’t count for much, so don’t be holding your breath waiting for any flame-wars here. (Whew.) Languages
As an aside ...
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