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Re^2: What do you use as a language litmus?

by apotheon (Deacon)
on Jun 27, 2007 at 17:15 UTC ( #623679=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What do you use as a language litmus?
in thread What do you use as a language litmus?

I think it's telling that I've never heard of a "read-only" language. The implication I draw from this is that readability is dependent upon writability: the extent to which a language is writable is an upper bound to its readability. So, yeah -- writability is of pretty significant importance objectively, I think, as well as subjectively.

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