Talk: The Most Average Function There Is

What makes a programming language desirable for you? There is no right or wrong answer; ten people may have eleven different reasons. And that's brilliant.

This talk discusses a few possible takes on the question - things like affiliation to mathematics, intuitive looks, good introspection, and proportional response. Along the way we try to implement literally the most average function there is, and take an irreverent look at how a variety of languages would implement it idiomatically. Don't attend if you're easy to offend. Above all, don't forget: your notion of what makes a language good may be different. And that's brilliant.