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Re: PG: Hackers and Painters

Bayley, Alistair wrote:
> (This sounds like another plug for Haskell... which is partly is.)
>>And if you want to find the most generally despised languages, look to
> those designed by committees.
> Maybe true in general, but I can think of one exception. Haskell is a
> language designed by committee. Generally loved (well, at least liked) by
> most of its users.
> (I think that this is a meaningless statement: if someone despises a
> language then they tend to stop using it, so the user population will tend
> to be populated by those that like the language. Perhaps better said as: I
> think it will be difficult to find someone who has used Haskell and hates
> it.)

If you see it like this, then Common Lisp counts as another example.


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