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Because

  1. nobody wants to rewrite all the legacy code.
  2. It's difficult to agree on all the purposes
  3. Once you put together a comprehensive list of purposes, they would change before you could get it built.
  4. Somebody would start a completely different language due to a new purpose.
  5. Microsoft
  6. Apple
  7. Open Source
  8. What would we do with all the Babel Fish?
  9. Couldn't even make SQL universal.

Because

  1. nobody wants to rewrite all the legacy code.
  2. It's difficult to agree on all the purposes
  3. Once you put together a comprehensive list of purposes, they would change before you could get it built.
  4. Somebody would start a completely different language due to a new purpose.
  5. Microsoft
  6. Apple
  7. Open Source
  8. What would we do with all the Babel Fish?

Because

  1. nobody wants to rewrite all the legacy code.
  2. It's difficult to agree on all the purposes
  3. Once you put together a comprehensive list of purposes, they would change before you could get it built.
  4. Somebody would start a completely different language due to a new purpose.
  5. Microsoft
  6. Apple
  7. Open Source
  8. What would we do with all the Babel Fish?
  9. Couldn't even make SQL universal.
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Because

  1. nobody wants to rewrite all the legacy code.
  2. It's difficult to agree on all the purposes
  3. Once you put together a comprehensive list of purposes, they would change before you could get it built.
  4. Somebody would start a completely different language due to a new purpose.
  5. Microsoft
  6. Apple
  7. Open Source
  8. What would we do with all the Babel Fish?