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Well, unless the language is JavaScript...

I beg to differ ;)

Javascript, when disregarding the DOM-interfaces, is in fact quite an elegant little language. Functions are first order objects, which means that you have a lot of functional programming goodness like currying and whatnot at your fingertips. This makes it very easy to write event-handlers, or event-handler generators, or in some (esoteric) cases generators for event-handler generators ('twas a rather exotic script, I must admit). Great fun!

Then again, when you do regard javascript in conjunction with browser-dependent DOM-tree hell, you have a point. As long as the browser-makers don't agree on a standard API, the usefulness of the language is seriously reduced. I hope, and believe, that when sensible browser-makers start to dominate the market (and they are gaining), we will get a de facto standard, and this problem will go away.

All in all, Javascript is IMHO a tool of enormous potential, though it is still in it's teens. I hope it develops :)

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