Michael Feathers on Subtext
Over on the Beautiful Code blog, Michael Feathers writes:
every time someone starts down the path toward making a language simpler and more elegant, they end up at Lisp, Self, or one of the APL-ish languages. There's something elemental about those end points. We keep bumping into them.
and then points at Jonathan Edwards’ Subtext, one of the most beautiful (though still rough-edged) pieces of software to not make it into the book.