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Beautiful languages don't get adopted unless there is an OS vendor stating "It is my way or go elsewhere".

The languages with higher success rate are the ones that build on existing code and practices.

Every language with major market adoption is an inconsistent unless one does a language reboot Perl 6/Python 3 style and is willing to push it forward.




Do you have an example of a beautiful language that adopted due to vendor stance? I cannot call C# beautiful. Perhaps Swift?


I would say C# was quite beautiful in 2001.

And yes, Swift as well.

Kotlin might eventually be another one, depending how the Java story will evolve past Java 8 on Android.


I don't know about vendor stance, but Elixir feels fairly elegant (better descriptive word than beautiful, I think.)


Objective-C?




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