Early in the development of newt, two central questions formed that I found useful for focusing my work:
- Can it be done (that is, can the language be implemented)?
- Will people use it?
I’ve done enough work to confidently answer “yes” to the first question. The second question is harder to answer definitively, but the small amount of evidence I have indicates the answer is “no.” For this reason, I don’t expect newt to get much more of my time or attention.