Here’s an interactive chart showing high-level properties of various programming languages.
You can filter the chart to only show the properties that your favorite language supports.
† “Programming with collections” is discussed in Lisp vs. Pascal Design Philosophies.
§ See also the idea of monadic regions for block-scoped resource management.
¶ Objective-C is the only known language that supports automatic reference counting.
‡ Beyond the Lisp family, Prolog is the only other language I know of that is homoiconic.
Its syntax is reasonably easy to read, unlike Lisp.
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