simoniker writes: "Over at Dobbs Code Talk, Chris Diggins has been discussing programming languages beyond C++ or Java, suggesting options such as Ruby ("does a great job of showing how powerful a dynamic language can be, and leverages powerful ideas from Smalltalk, Perl, and Lisp") but suggesting Scala as a first choice ("Very accessible to programmers from different backgrounds.") What would your choice be for programmers extending beyond their normal boundaries?"
"There are some good people in it, but the orchestra as a whole is equivalent
to a gang bent on destruction."
-- John Cage, composer