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Why can't there be an “universal” programming language that serves all purposes? [closed]

why not combine the best features of the all existent programming languages and fit it in a universal programming language?
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Killer semi-unique programming language features [closed]

When learning a new programming language you sometimes come across a language feature which makes you wish you had it in your other programming languages that you know. What are some language ...
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What IDE features would you miss most if you didn't have them? [closed]

What features of your IDE would you miss most if you didn't have? Please list one one feature or group of related features per answer.
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Spurious wakeups explanation sounds like a bug that just isn't worth fixing, is that right?

According to the Wikipedia article on Spurious Wakeups "a thread might be awoken from its waiting state even though no thread signaled the condition variable". While I've know about this ...