Probably yes, beacuse it’s trending and growing.

A baseless opinion.

It that were really true, you wouldn’t be a fan of SmallTalk, which is all about philosophy, ideological beauty and education, but has virtually no industry or practical usage.

I’m sorry, but that’s a pretty ignorant statement. Smalltalk is not all about philosophy, beauty, and education. Smalltalk is a wonder of language design, a huge achievement from Xerox PARC and Alan Kay’s team. Smalltalk has thus made many wonderful contributions to the IT industry.

Smalltalk has been used commercially for over three decades. Some of its well-known users include JPMorgan, Desjardins, UBS, Florida Power & Light, Texas Instruments, Telecom Argentina, Orient Overseas Container Lines, Siemens AG, and so on. It’s a very practical industrial language!

The major Smalltalk vendors, Cincom, Instantiations, and GemTalk, are still going strong. Here and here are some of the latest Smalltalk users.

Smalltalk enjoys more commercial usage than languages like Clojure, Haskell, Erlang/Elixir, Groovy, Lua, D, Common Lisp. Nobody disparages these languages.

It works? Well, kind of. It has its fair share of problems (like any other language).

That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. If any other language has its fair share of problems, then all programming languages just “kind of” works but not really?

Another totally baseless opinion. Can you provide any real-world examples where Go hasn’t worked?

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