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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.
|print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);||- apotheon
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