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Charles Nutter, Rich Hickey, and Galvin King each discovered that 'simplicity' doesn't mean the same thing. Computer languages reflect the goals, target audiences, and to some degree the personalities of their creators and their communities. As a result, even languages that are created with similar goals in mind may yield highly disparate final results, depending on how their communities understand those goals. Ruby, Clojure, and Ceylon are three such languages.

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