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I am involved in many, many language communities. I've shipped software to production audiences of varying sizes in C, C++, Perl5, Common Lisp (Allegro), Common Lisp (SBCL), Ruby, Python, Scala, Ocaml, Java, JavaScript, Clojure, Haskell, F#, Typescript, Purescript, and Pony (finally!). I've used many more languages for non-trivial projects, including some now some defunct but really beautiful contenders like Nim, Io, Pike, Perl 6, Factor, Elisp, Vimscript, Coq and Idris. That's off the top of my head, I'm forgetting at least half a dozen more.

Python's community certainly feels distinct to me in this way.

But this is, of course, subjective. Your mileage may vary.




To avoid confusion: Perl 6 is not (anymore) on the defunct list, it is still on the "beautiful contenders" list.


Uh? Is Nim defunct? I wouldn't say so!


Yeah I miswrote it. I meant to phrase it differently. I love most languages on that list and didn't see my on-mobile editing had caused me to say Idris is defunct until it was too late. :(




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