One of the entries on my "things to learn" list is a functional language, that is, a language in which there are no side-effects and everything is basically a data-flow. Just stumbled across the Haskell home-page.
Side note; unlike the Python page, which immediately offers implementation downloads, you need to go to the "learning" page on haskell.org to see implementation downloads (there may be some other link that gets to it, but I didn't see it). Now, that makes sense in some ways (once you've learned, you'll already know which implementation to choose, so likely only newbies need the list), but it doesn't really seem like something intended to be used so much as something to be studied and learned.
Side-side-note; last time I was on the Java site (which was quite a while ago), it took me close to half an hour to find the download. I wound up going through some byzantine maze of twisty-turney little passages with dozens of dead-ends and loops. Very frustrating when you are accomplishing what is likely the most common operation seen by the web-site.
So, how much is web-site design a reflection of the mind-set of the developers/enthusiasts? There's probably some correllation, but you people have really got to stop reading quite so much into it.
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