It's been pointed out to me that Perl 5 has apparently considerably tighter
syntax and semantics than the rather ad-hoc Perls of yesteryear, so I'll see
if I can come up with a better analogy. It's a sad day when ones favorite
bad examples pass by the wayside. (HHOS)
I still think that all other things being equal a tighter, smaller language
is better than a larger and more complicated one, and all the enhancements
to Scheme suggested by RMS in <9410190420.AA02904@mole.gnu.ai.mit.edu> are
a bit worrisome. If this comes down to a fight between Sun and the FSF my
money wouldn't be on Sun (not after they dropped NeWS and OpenLook), and
I'd rather the winner be something more minimalist...
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