>From: Van <vanboers@stripped>
>I _realize_ Perl is fast, and powerful... But, it's
>In a perfect world, everyone would use
Boy, talk about trolling!
My vote for the most "beautiful" language is Smalltalk, followed by Objective C. Having
experienced the "real thing" in OOP, I find all hybrids like C++ comparatively "ugly."
The purity of Smalltalk's object model, combined with the elegance and readability of
infix notation and extremely simple precedence rules make well-written Smalltalk read
like a book.
One theory is that the language that one is first extensively exposed to becomes one's
religious favorite. So I don't put a lot of faith in various "mine is better" arguments,
which almost always are simply "what I'm most familiar with is better" arguments.
But on the general theme that all things have advantages and disadvantages, I still think
Smalltalk is the most beautiful language -- that's a pretty limited context within which
to call something "better" or "worse," but that's my theory and I'm sticking to it. :-)
And this has nothing to do with SQL.
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