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On 28 January 2018 at 00:52, Coda Highland <> wrote:

> "Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but
> when there is nothing left to take away."

I would argue that perfection in language design is constrained by two things:

a) The goals of the language
b) The limitations placed by the need for backward compatibility (i.e.
your existing user base)

So one can't necessarily take away things even if they are superfluous.