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- Subject: Re: Has Lua reached perfection?
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 22:46:10 -0600
On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 6:57 PM, Dibyendu Majumdar
> On 28 January 2018 at 00:52, Coda Highland <email@example.com> 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.
Well, certainly so, but at that point they aren't things that remain
to be taken away. :P