[OT] On the Expressive Power of Programming Languages

Dibyendu Majumdar d.majumdar at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 12:34:31 UTC 2020

On Sunday, 15 November 2020 at 12:31:15 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
> Paul,
> On Sun, 2020-11-15 at 01:01 +0000, Paul Backus via 
> Digitalmars-d wrote:
>> What do we mean when we say that one programming language is 
>> "more expressive" than another? Is it just a matter of opinion 
>> and personal taste, or is there some underlying objective 
>> truth? And is more expressiveness necessarily a good thing?
> […]
> I'd say it is a matter of personal prejudice, so most likely 
> different for each individual.
> Where two people agree on the "expressiveness" of different 
> programming languages, you have the beginnings of a clique.

I completely agree.

Also different languages express different things better - and 
that was my point about Rust being expressive in a particular 

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