Programming languages, in a nutshell

Task: List the programming languages you consider important or interesting. Describe each of them in one sentence.

C High-level assembler
Lua Table-based, functional and embeddable
Python Great RAD language crippled by dogma
Scala Java done (almost) right, with Erlang- and Haskell-inspired features

Posting this from the new N810 using its built-in keyboard. Typing those tags was painful, and as a result, more languages will be added to the table tomorrow — from the workstation.