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24 votes
5 answers
692 views

Can "no cyclic data structures" be enforced at compile time?

23 votes
7 answers
750 views

Is there a widespread alternative to C-style or Python-style code block syntax?

21 votes
11 answers
4k views

Why would a language allow zero-size structs?

17 votes
5 answers
1k views

What are the downsides of supporting chained comparison operators?

17 votes
7 answers
914 views

What are the pros and cons of having do ... while loops?

16 votes
7 answers
2k views

What are the pitfalls of using an existing IR/compiler infrastructure like LLVM?

15 votes
9 answers
659 views

What are some different approaches to raw string syntax, and what are their pros and cons?

15 votes
3 answers
390 views

What are the trade-offs in supporting Tail Recursion Optimization, but not Tail Call Optimization?

15 votes
7 answers
287 views

What Unicode character categories should be allowed in identifiers?

14 votes
7 answers
464 views

What are the pros and cons of an Option type in comparison to nullable types?

14 votes
9 answers
681 views

What are some syntax options for describing generic ("templated") types?

12 votes
2 answers
431 views

Which calling convention should my compiler use?

10 votes
6 answers
609 views

How can ambiguity with unary and binary operators be resolved?

10 votes
3 answers
581 views

What are the pros and cons of traits in comparison with interfaces?

9 votes
3 answers
229 views

What vertical whitespace should be supported?

9 votes
7 answers
422 views

What are the pros and cons of dynamic scoping?

8 votes
8 answers
438 views

What are some options for syntax for async/await?

8 votes
3 answers
136 views

How can single-item tuples be disambiguated from the grouping operator?

8 votes
1 answer
280 views

How does the performance of reference counting and tracing GC compare?

7 votes
3 answers
181 views

What are the pros and cons of different ways of forcing resources to be closed properly?

7 votes
2 answers
238 views

What are the pros and cons of more permissive identifier character sets?

6 votes
1 answer
119 views

How should programming languages handle updates to Unicode?

6 votes
5 answers
1k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of just-in-time compilation?

5 votes
3 answers
224 views

What is implied by the names "sum type" and "product type"?

5 votes
6 answers
891 views

What are the consequences of allowing decimal-point-less number literals to be interpreted as floats?