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>With practically all high-level langs in modern collaborative environments readability is prioritized.

Readability and verbosity are two different things. I can see how someone using Java would think that typing faster is better. But that's a reflection of poor language design choices rather than anything intrinsic to programming.

Oddly enough, I find that I type fewer keystrokes when writing Java than, for example, Python. The boring predictability of the language allows the IDE to guess what you're thinking most of the time.

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