dblack / wobblini.net wrote:
> Languages do
> lots of things differently from each other.  Some day they may all
> converge, but that convergences doesn't have to be called Ruby :-)

Nor does the converged spoken language have to be called English. :)

But seriously, folks, a billion or so people speak Chinese and I've
forgotten how many speak Spanish and Hindi. Is English even number three
as a native spoken language yet?

Of course, I view almost all contemporary programming languages as
dialects of C, since most of the interpreters and compilers are either
written in C or bootstrapped from C.

<ducking>