Can’t endorse this thread enough.
I've been writing a lot of JavaScript lately, and I constantly wish that there were an alternative designed by one person, rather than by historical accidents followed by a committee. My kingdom for a Python-like or Ruby-like or even a Perl-like!

@freakboy3742 Sometimes, I am having the same feeling about Swift. Indeed, Chris Lattner has been a driving force in the beginning, but lately, the evolution of the language has been left to the community. This is, of course, a great thing, but also plagued by the same divergence of opinions that JS suffers from. Having a BDFL is not such a bad idea after all.

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