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And of course Microsoft only supports C++ out of obligation and for reputation at this point I think. Most Windows work is C# these days. So, if you backed the Windows/C++ horse, and a lot of people did, it was sort of the worst case scenario. Much of the C++ work that is available is on Linux/Unix.
I think you're right about many general purpose languages out there. I've felt a lot of fatigue with C#/ESNext/TypeScript.
On the flip side, the tempered, thoughtful, and consistent design is something I didn't expect to appreciate when I first discovered Elm. The language and ecosystem becomes simpler and more reliable with new releases. It's a breath of fresh air.
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