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Re: succinctness = power

michael wrote:

> This is why I don't like the word "succinctness"; most people think it
> means syntactic succinctness e.g. like in the obfuscated C code con-
> tests.

quoting merriam-webster:

    CONCISE suggests the removal of all that is super-
    fluous or elaborative. TERSE implies pointed concise-
    ness. SUCCINCT implies the greatest possible com-

given this definition, does anyone still think that a programming
language designed for human beings should aim for the greatest
possible compression?

laconically yrs /F