Growing a Language, by Guy Steele

I have just sat through an hour-long video of a conference presentation on language design from 1998. Normally I find such things fairly tedious, but this was enthralling! Even though some of the particular issues he covers have been resolved since, the overall point is surprisingly relevant, and he presents it with a unique style. Well worth a watch.

Growing a Language, by Guy Steele

From a link by Ulf