I'm lately taking a look at lisp and I'm in a kind of love-hate relation with its (absence of) syntax.
(What (syntax (might (that (be)))))(<:-|)
I haven't touched Io for a couple of weeks. Maybe it's time to give it another go.
I'm starting to like Ioke more than Io -Ioke.org
. As you mention earlier, Kidd, it's newer than Io, so they've built on Io's flexibility. One downside to both - beside the typical weakness of libraries and docs for new languages - is the inherent slowness of messages in object-plus-message OO languages. Well, everything's a trade off somewhere: give up speed for flexibility.
The other grip I have about Ioke is it's heavy Java dependence, and the requirement to build it using Apache Ant. Java just bugs me because I've had to code too much in it --- and Ants are, well, they're BUGS <G>