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"Corollary: Virtuous cycles in the social dimension will augment the technical power of any language by an order of magnitude."

To wit: Java, Go, C++,....

It's interesting to note that most of the Java language design was specifically targeted at the social aspect of writing software.

But only that of certain social circles. For example, it fails miserably (imho) as a "hacker's language". I suspect the social and technical aspects of a language are inextricably linked.

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