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Up-vote for the comment on 'C'-style syntax (looking at you C#), but disagree about BASIC - way too wordy for it's own good.
It's all down to horses-for-courses really, isn't it?
But a programming language for (semi) non-programmers to do actual work (you know, get stuff done, at work) needs to have reasonably transparent syntax and not be cluttered with the kind of stuff systems programmers and computer science professors deem 'essential' for 'clarity' and nerd-'beauty'.
OK, apologies to systems programmers Big Grin | :-D - their criteria are very different from the request in the original question...
I think the reason Python has become so popular (apart from fashion?) is that it does allow non-programmers to quickly grasp the essentials and actually do stuff - and if they need to then do more complicated stuff, it allows them to do that as well in a natural progression?
And because it's (slightly) less verbose that BASIC it makes it more human-readable(?)
It's a toughy... Laugh | :laugh:
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