how different would some programming languages feel if they just had a different standard library? :thounking:

@grainloom The stdlib, and then the package universe around it, define a language more than the syntax does.

The syntax is a prime mover and attractor, and makes a footprint on the culture, but language is a society.
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@clacke semantics too. the type system and module system determines what kinds of abstractions people will use.

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