Anyone Who Tells You Language Doesn't Matter is a Lying Dumbass
By Michael Levin
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
I dodged a bullet. Python is my vibe. I am superpowered today because of Python. Well, technically because of Linux, Python, vim & git (LPvg), but Python plays perhaps the largest role. Or maybe vim does. More on that later. In either case, making your “native” language, the programming language that you primarily think in as you would your native spoken language, is important beyond comprehension. Those dumbasses that tell you that your language choice doesn’t really matter because what you can do in one language can be done in any other language should go learn the ancient Aztec language Nahuatl, have their brain wiped of their born-language and come back to society and get along.
Language matters. Language matters for all the same reasons that the kind of nuance and subtlety that dipshits who hate you downplay as “merely details” matter. Nuance, subtlety and detail are actually everything. English is an island-nation language designed to keep the king king and peasants peasants. Language is laden with subtlety and nuance that influences and effects anything you try to do with it. This is true of any tool. Gödel proved this with his incompleteness theorems, and you can use this either as an excuse for everything to be shit, with an attitude like: everything always was shit, everything is shit, and everything will forever be shit, and just sort of clock-out as an ineffectual lump of wasted matter.