Best. Language comparison. Evar.

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Someone has finally figured out the ultimate metric for language complexity. Legions of ivory-tower academics can now retire. It’s a solved problem. Who knew it would turn out to be that easy? I guess people have just been overlooking the obvious for years!


On 8 December, 2005 at 12:40 am, Paul Crowley wrote:

I am reminded of an April-fools feature in Personal Computer World on a language called Dorking, which only had one keyword…