Are we getting better at designing programming languages?

Peter Williams pwil3058 at
Tue Jul 23 17:40:04 PDT 2013

On 24/07/13 04:02, Tofu Ninja wrote:
> On Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 16:24:15 UTC, Jonathan A Dunlap wrote:
>> Check it out: D is listed rather favorably on the chart..
>  From my understanding of the article, lower on the graph means more
> 'expressive' and higher means less 'expressive'? Correct me if i am wrong.

You're right. And the consequence is that D didn't do very well at all 
on the chart.  Whether the metric used to measure "expressiveness" is 
valid is another question?  My personal view would be that it's a highly 
dubious metric.


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