why is it that people argue like elitists over the best programming language like there can only be one that everyone needs to be using and not for natural language?
you know languages are just that, languages, with different qualities and ways of expressing meaning, and that particularly in programming languages we know that it all mathematically reduces down to the same set of capabilities, right?
Everything else is your personal preferences, maybe optimized for whatever task you are trying to accomplish, maybe based on tooling or compilation guarantees, but whatever. But you don't need to say to other people "don't use this language". Advocating is fine, but shitting on people for using something different is just rude tbh.
@thufie <3 This is great tbh. I used to be a computer science major so I have fully experienced the elitism with programming language, and I used to be REALLY strict with grammar, which I have thankfully since dropped, so I fully understand that side too. Language is a tool like any other and sure, you might get a job done well with a screwdriver, but others require a hammer. Not every tool will work for every job and each has its own strengths!
@HeckinWes if I can write Fibonacci purely in Scala's type system and nobody else has to deal with editing that code who doesn't want to, then I don't see any issue. So why not offer the same courtesy to others even if their preferred language may be a bit weird for the task they're working on? I just don't get it. I love sharing the cool aspects of languages, but nobody is WRONG for knowing and using one and not another.
Smol server part of the pixie.town infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.