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13 votes

What language design features made Lisp useful for Artificial Intelligence research?

12 votes

Negative literals, or unary negated positive literals?

12 votes

Why don't many languages have integer range types?

12 votes

Why add an increment/decrement operator when compound assignments exist?

11 votes

What are the pros and cons of goto?

10 votes
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What are the advantages of keyword based syntax versus punctuation based syntax?

10 votes

How could a language make the loop-and-a-half less error-prone?

9 votes

Why is almost every programming language made in English?

8 votes

What obstacles prevented C and C++ from standardizing π?

8 votes

Do variadic functions need to have a different calling convention to regular functions?

7 votes

What are the advantages and disadvantages of implementing reals as rationals?

7 votes

Can sine converge to zero at infinity?

6 votes

When would a Java style enum be better than a C++ style enum, and vice versa?

5 votes
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If garbage collection always sacrifice performance in multi-threaded languages, then how do some languages approch this problem?

3 votes

How to incorporate sum types into SQL?

2 votes

How can we compare expressive power between two Turing-complete languages?

2 votes

Why would a language need to have trap representations?

2 votes

Pros and cons of whitespace or comments being included as tokens