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Francesco Abbate <> writes:
> Please note that to design the programming language "right" is
> absolutely crtitical for being successfull. I believe that Python is
> an excellent example where they have made a lot of "right" design
> decisions to shape an excellent and successfull programming language.

Python also made lots of "wrong" decisions (indeed, it's chock full of
'em), and yet is _still_ very successful.  The real lesson is that a
language need not be perfect to succeed; you just need to be compelling
in _some_ way, not have any killer misfeatures, and be in the right
place at the right time.


Virtues, n. pl. Certain abstentions.