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RE: how expressive are they?

Guy Steele wrote:
> for those who complained about [algebraic syntax] those many years
> ago, the preferred alternative was not Lisp syntax, but assembly
> language.  Algebraic syntax was, in their view, too opaque,
> obscuring what was really going in inside the computer.

Taken to its final conclusion, I guess this means that the language which
does not expose the electron flow within the CPU is not the True Language?