Just a sort of random thought; I think it’s interesting to see the number of efforts to build new languages on old vm’s (NLOOVM).  For example:


  • Clojure
  • Scala
  • Kotlin


  • Elixir
  • Lisp Flavor Erlang (LFE)
  • Alpaca

These new languages are getting lots of traction.  Likewise it’s an interesting (and somewhat puzzling) situation with the CLR.  Pretty much anyone working on the CLR is working on C#.  Oh there are other languages on the CLR but they have nowhere near the level of interest or penetration of either Clojure or Elixir respectively.