I can usually tell when I'm going to post something provocative, but Perl is Dead. Long live Perl! has had more traffic than I expected. (Thanks, JT!)
Aside from the usual worthless debate from people who just can't get their heads away from The Broken Metric of "Intuitive" to Beginners, or the idea that maintainable software is usually not a language issue, one response stuck out.
On reddit, synthespian argued that our understanding of computer science is too immature to measure the effects of complexity on language suitability. That seems in the same vein as Larry's observation that computer scientists should pay attention to the linguists, who at least have some idea on how people communicate.
I wonder why that concept seems to elude so many programmers. (Actually, typing that sentence embarrasses me. So many programmers are lousy communicators, it shouldn't surprise me.)
(Now to post a really lame link to claim a Technorati Profile.)