, I'd like to temper that bold assertion. The language is now as complicated as Ruby or Python, maybe even more so, and I think that's going to be a significant barrier to wider adoption. On the other hand, Yukihiro Matsumoto might have been right when he said (in Beautiful Code
Simplicity is one of the most misunderstood concepts in programming. People who design languages frequently want to keep those languages simple and clean. While the sentiment is noble, doing this can make programs written in that language more complex.
We'll all find out soon enough...