I’ve been thinking for awhile (but perhaps not always saying publicly) that I thought E contained a lot of great ideas but they should just give up on being a full-fledged language and become Just A Library In Scala — sprinkle sugar to taste.

Now, we have the latest There was a Scala Improvement Document (Updated link) written by none other than Marc Stiegler, one of the major participants in the E effort. Coincidence?

Tangentially, Marc is also the author of Earthweb — an extremely interesting SF novel that posits a method of solving really big problems (planetary existential risks!) by harnessing the collective wisdom of huge numbers of people using microeconomic incentives.