I pull in the rss feed from drupal.org, mainly to be sure to get security updates asap. Well this morning they had this as their opening paragraph:
With 4.7 nearing completition, it has been decided that for the next version we should look for another language as PHP is now blocks our growing. As you will read in the newsletter, we have found many very obscure language obstacles. We worked around them, but this can not go on. Also, in the IRC development channel, it was said for a long time that Drupal will be rewritten in Haskell, so that was a primary option.
I fell for it! I clicked that link with visions of mambo/joomla and xooops dancing thru my head. Stupid April Fool's Day.
The rest .