I have been eagerly following the developments, Apocalypses, Exegeses, language and internals mailing lists with great anticipation for what, three years now? From the April Fools' joke, to today's discussion on why the length of a string is an ambiguous term.

I love this stuff.

Now I was wondering - has there ever been a language designed with this degree of up-front analysis, community participation and clarity? Has language design ever been this way before? I'm hoping that post-Perl6, this kind of ongoing thrashing of ideas will continue somewhere, somehow. It's fascinating.