@musicman Here's a # language thought. In general, many of the complexity and boilerplate issues associated with the language could be worked around, but one issue cannot: The language is owned and controlled by Oracle.

It may be a fruitful field for several more years, but eventually, ORCL will extract every possible drop of profit out of the language and its ecosystem, bankrupting their paying customers and almost everyone else.

Both ASF (Apache Software Foundation) and Eclipse Foundation are in the line of fire and are likely to become casualties.