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"From experience I can tell you the lack of libraries in these languages kills off almost any code size advantage you get from using them. So I ask you all, be honest to yourself; is using such a language worth it?"

As someone who has programmed extensively in Arc... you're right. The language is very pretty and very concise, but to get things done, I find myself going back to Python (and to get things done quickly in the execution sense, C++). If only Arc weren't so slow and had more libraries...

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