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Should programming languages continue to evolve indefinitely?

Survey period: 3 Jun 2019 to 10 Jun 2019

New versions of languages can be massively beneficial or merely confusing. Do you always live for the next version or is there a point where a language can be considered "done"?

OptionVotes% 
Keep the new versions coming as often as they want5912.27
Release a new version only when there is a meaningful update to the syntax18738.88
I'm not fussed either way6713.93
I'd prefer languages be as stable as possible and evolve only when absolutely necessary (bugs, new hardware support etc)16333.89
Languages need a defined "final version" and any syntax changes after that should be done in a new language.51.04



 
General"evolve" implies improvement Pin
Marc Clifton5-Jun-19 3:24
mvaMarc Clifton5-Jun-19 3:24 
GeneralRe: "evolve" implies improvement Pin
Daniel Pfeffer5-Jun-19 5:04
professionalDaniel Pfeffer5-Jun-19 5:04 
GeneralStability above all! Pin
Daniel Pfeffer5-Jun-19 2:29
professionalDaniel Pfeffer5-Jun-19 2:29 
GeneralRe: Stability above all! Pin
Mike Diack6-Jun-19 2:20
MemberMike Diack6-Jun-19 2:20 
GeneralStability is the priority Pin
Dominic Burford4-Jun-19 6:28
professionalDominic Burford4-Jun-19 6:28 
Generalchange to make it look like people are doing something Pin
BryanFazekas4-Jun-19 3:12
MemberBryanFazekas4-Jun-19 3:12 
PraiseRe: change to make it look like people are doing something Pin
Slow Eddie4-Jun-19 4:17
professionalSlow Eddie4-Jun-19 4:17 
GeneralEverything Needs to Finish Somewhere Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jun-19 6:45
MemberPeejayAdams3-Jun-19 6:45 
GeneralI think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
littleGreenDude3-Jun-19 3:01
MemberlittleGreenDude3-Jun-19 3:01 
GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
W Balboos, GHB3-Jun-19 3:07
mveW Balboos, GHB3-Jun-19 3:07 
GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
den2k883-Jun-19 3:16
professionalden2k883-Jun-19 3:16 
GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
littleGreenDude3-Jun-19 4:01
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GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
W Balboos, GHB3-Jun-19 4:16
mveW Balboos, GHB3-Jun-19 4:16 
GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
honey the codewitch3-Jun-19 18:41
mvahoney the codewitch3-Jun-19 18:41 
GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
TNCaver4-Jun-19 6:03
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GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
honey the codewitch4-Jun-19 7:04
mvahoney the codewitch4-Jun-19 7:04 
GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
RugbyLeague7-Jun-19 0:39
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GeneralRe: I think there should be a "ONE" option... Pin
RugbyLeague7-Jun-19 0:39
MemberRugbyLeague7-Jun-19 0:39 
PL/1 ?

GeneralWhat Mike Barthold said Pin
den2k882-Jun-19 22:32
professionalden2k882-Jun-19 22:32 
GeneralProduction will not change easily Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)2-Jun-19 20:59
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)2-Jun-19 20:59 

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