What happens if you do a survey on Mechanical Turk asking programmers what semantics they expect of their languages?
http://blog.brownplt.org/2017/07/06/crowd-pl-design.html has the answer! Direct link to PDF: http://cs.brown.edu/~sk/Publications/Papers/Published/tpk-crowdsource-lang-design/paper.pdf
this part really makes me want to take programs made by people in intro to programming courses and make compilers / interpreters that make them valid. wonder what that'd look like, might be very cool
@wilfredh This would explain widely avoided Lisp implementations like Newlisp and Bee Lisp...
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