well this language as me and Ceranith have discovered is practically C + Java.
...except it lacks most of the features that java added to C++, and lacks all the features that make me develop in java. It lacks all the key features of java.
It looks to me like "yet another attempt to make something similar to C without too many "daring features" which will save all the poor C/C++ developers who haven't the courage or option to move to something more appropriate like java".
[I'm thinking of python in particular, whose main purpose in the games industry seems to be as a way of letting C++ developers use advanced features of modern languages without losing face and/or without having to forego C++ entirely; it depresses me that most of the features in Python that C++ games developers rave about are either fundamental features of all modern languages since Java, or are just things you could have in C++ if only you had the courage to license the relevant library. I think there's a *lot* of C++ developers who would be much happier people if they tried seriously switching to java...]