Oh come on Bill! I can’t really take this post seriously. You can’t really draw an conclusions about the readability of a programming language by the tags that are used to give it form and structure. Function … End Function may be very readable to you and I, but what if I was a programmer from one of those cultures that makes a “clicking” sound to communicate – I’ve seen it on Discovery, so it must be true.
The point is – its not necessarily primitve, its just different.