I'm trying Apple's new programming language Swift. Here is the minimal hello world:
Done. No mandatory cruft.
The languages from my childhood were simple. FORTRAN 77 would have and extra two or three lines (program, stop, end if I recall). Cish languages would have an #include and some braces. Yeah a few lines is not a big deal (especially compared to an OpenGL program to display one triangle), but the aesthetic apparent in the Swift one has me very hopeful.
Next I will try a simple ray tracer and see if this is just an infatuation...