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2 points by arjungmenon 3253 days ago | link | parent

I personally feel that a language core should be the work of a single person. Period.

The core set of axioms that form a language are almost fundamental as the laws of nature to that language. Just imagine theory of relativity being developed by several scientists together... almost impossible.

Even 2 persons should not work together on a language core. The quantity of communication required if 2 persons work on a single language is so large, that hinders and messes up the development process.

If there's one place where the saying "Too many cooks, spoil the soup" applies; its core language design.