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There are many programming languages in use throughout the world today, including languages that specialize in database manipulation, functionality, object-orientation, concurrency, etc. Would there be any point in making a language that could do all these things very well, or is it best to keep these languages separate to some degree?
The reason I ask is because I had been interested in building a very basic compiler. As I became more familiar with the concepts behind compilers and the hurdles and obstacles to overcome, I realized that I should probably come up with a language that had some sort of goal. I spoke with a friend about a language that could "do it all", and he said that there was simply no point. I am still confused as to why he might claim this.