> Every language feature that reduces how much typing I have to do is a
> tangible benefit to me. It eases stress on my body machine, and speeds
> the delivery of my code.

That seems a ridiculous thing to say to me. Time taken to type out
code is not the limiting factor in your productivity.

If you sacrifice readability, maintainibility, safety, extensibility
or supportibility for a fewer characters, it's hardly a worthwhile
tradeoff.

Terseness is not a virtue. If it were, I'd be a perl programmer.

Martin