There are some good papers there, thanks for sharing the link.
A few years ago I presented a paper at PPIG on some studies we had done on C#:
http://www.ppig.org/papers/13th-clarke.pdf. Since then I and my colleagues have
done some similar work looking at API usability. For example:
Hope this helps.
From: Derek M Jones [mailto:de...@knosof.co.uk]
Sent: 27 November 2009 21:55
Subject: Re: Usability studies in programming language design?
> Is anybody aware of any programming languages where the language
> designers ran usability studies and used the results to help make
> decisions about how the language should behave?
The following might be of interest:
Derek M. Jones tel: +44 (0) 1252 520 667
Knowledge Software Ltd mailto:de...@knosof.co.uk
Source code analysis http://www.knosof.co.uk