Hannu Kankaanpää wrote:

> Even if you meant that as a joke, the statement is actually at
> the root of language wars. No sane people would argue tens of
> messages that pie is better than cake. 

You assume that programmers are sane.

> But when it comes to languages, there are just people with better
> taste and people with worse taste. Language choice is often
> based on some kind of meta-science. You can *prove* that something
> can be expressed more compactly in Perl than in C++. 

But you can't prove that "more compact" is "better."

> 
> I was quite humoured by this article:
> http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/kd/courses/pythonruby.pdf
> 

I will read that.

I am sure you will be humoured by many of the replies
to your post also. :)

Hal