Re: There seem to be a number of uninformed commenters out there today.
> It is expressive, fast (yes, really), powerful, scaleable and easy/pleasant to code. ... It's biggest issue was the organisation of large scale project code
It's powerful? What does that even mean? Any language that's Turing complete is "powerful".
Yes, it's scalable, and yes it's easy to get started in because it's so basic, but pleasant to program in? If you want a language that's pleasant to program, you'll find Ruby, Python or Perl a lot more fun.