Syntax = Most Important Aspect of a Programing Language

the quality of a programing language, can be judged by how much of it can be explained by its syntax alone.

with this criterion, the order are roughly: Mathematica ≻ PHP ≻ Lisp ≻ JavaScript ≻ Ruby? ≻ Perl ≻ Python ≻ Java.

If you have coded one of {Haskell, ML/OCaml/F#, erlang, Pascal/Ada, Lua, tcl, PostScript}, i'd be interested in your opinion on their placement in the above. (you should have coded in the lang for a few years)

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