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January 1, 1993
From: Interview by Michael Swaine, Dr. Dobb's Journal
You’ve spent a significant amount of time doing language design. What does a language designer really spend the bulk of the time doing?
Almost all the time is spent trying to simplify the construct one comes up with. You start off with this idea about what capability you want it to have. Then the trick is, find the simplest, most transparent way to represent that.