When somebody says they've made a new programming language that's a superset of another programming language, generally they just mean they made it harder to use.
@kirch Does this mean you have a negative opinion of Typescript?
I was surprised to find it the second most "loved" programming language in the Stack Overflow survey. That made me consider learning it.
I'm a vimmer, and I've been using VSCode with vim bindings thinking the IDE would help me with all the weird new APIs here, and no, not really... I could probably go back to vim and lose nothing except some popup windows (that are either in the latest vim package, or already in neovim, I forget which)
Also, I've been plopped into the middle of a big complex existing codebase... I've also got coding conventions and "best practices" and a team to contend with here - and all the 101-level tutorials aren't helpful & don't explain what I'm seeing in the codebase.
@kirch brb making a subset of a language. it's actually the empty set. you can't do anything with it.
There's no siver bullet or universal good-for-any-sort-of-tasks language, and it doesn't make any sense to build one. We should just use a right tool for the particular task.
masto instance for the tildeverse