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> Python is the new Perl (Go is already gearing up to replace it where reliability is at stake) and in a couple of years the masses will look at it as a colossal and obvious failure, but they will make the same mistakes again and again when the next shiny thing comes along because the entire domain is rigged in multiple ways.

Before Perl, Tcl was supposed to be the Lisp replacement. As far as I know this "language X is an adequate/better replacement for Lisp" argument goes back to Ted Nelson ranting against Lisp while advocating TRAC in the 1974 book Computer Lib. So far all of the language Xs have disappeared, and the only thing to replace Lisp has been other Lisps.

Hang on I thought Scala was meant to be the new Perl ;)

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