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Why “mainstream language” is so opposed to “built on a small core of orthogonal features”?

On "hammerprinciple.com" website there are programming languages, statements about them and voting that associates languages with statements. In particular, there are statements: "This language is ...
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What are complete programming languages with a minimal syntax and how is that important? [closed]

With minimal syntax I mean a language that could be entirely described with the least words possible, but complete enough to make any kind of program.
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Can the language make us stupid? [closed]

Do programming languages, that we are mainly coding in, really change the way we are thinking about problems? Sort of programming kind of the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis. And if they do, doesn't it really ...
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What are Ruby's strengths?

Before I'd read this article, I never understood why anybody liked LISP. After reading it, I was able to give LISP a fair enough shot and have since grown to like it. It wasn't until I read this ...
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What does it mean to be a game developer?

I'm a .NET developer and mostly builds GUI's but of course also pure C# due to architecture and database level needs. To me, developers of games in discussions often being simply referred to as ...
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What do you wish language designers paid attention to? [closed]

The purpose of this question is not to assemble a laundry list of programming language features that you can't live without, or wish was in your main language of choice. The purpose of this question ...