Any thoughts on flow9 (never heard of it before but seems mature and modern(?)) vs Crystal for someone wanting to take the leap into programming again?
Crystal is a compiled object-oriented language, flow9 is a vm-based functional one, they are quite opposite in many aspects. I would suggest to try both to see which looks easier to you.
Is it VM-based though? Seems to list up a whole lot of compliation targets.
When it comes to object-oriented vs functional I think the first is easier for me as an old dabbler in Ruby and C++.
Anyway, I have no idea, just deeply wanted someone to rant and reinforce my conviction to Crystal