My third article on language issues was published a few days ago and has gathered quite a good collection of comments, some very interesting.
I really hadn’t foreseen the hate which some people seem to have towards the “leading 0 means octal” convention for number literals. This is clearly something that Ocean will need to be careful about.
International character-sets also gain a lot of attention. There are probably some subtleties that that I’ll need to be careful about, but I really want to keep it all as simple as possible… with the understanding that “just ASCII” is now impossibly simple.