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> If we're arguing about syntax, it is tantamount to a religious
> discussion.  One can write good or bad software in any language.  The
> semantics of the language will have the greatest impact on how easy or
> hard this is to accomplish.  The syntax mostly impacts how pretty the
> program looks in the long run.

To some extent, yes.  However, syntax that promotes confusion (or rewards
errors by changing the semantics instead of rejecting them) does more
damage than merely looking ugly.