A fun little video of Simon Peyton Jones on useful -vs- useless languages, and trends in language design.
So, if I add PEEK and POKE equivalents to Atari800 Intercal, I can totally rule that virgin territory in the lower-left quadrant?
BTW: I took a class from Butler Lampson, where the first assignment was essentially “code BigNums in Fortran”. His emphasis seems to have changed, although even then I suspected that the point of the exercise was to drive home the point that language matters.
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