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- Subject: Re: Clean Lua
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:38:47 +0900
Francesco Abbate <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.