Programmer friends: Many of us have deeply-ingrained habits of making fun of whichever languages, tools, OSes, etc we don't personally use. Please don't. I highly recommend reading Aurynn Shaw's essay on "Contempt Culture", which I have to revisit myself periodically: https://blog.aurynn.com/2015/12/16-contempt-culture
@jorty I wouldn't say I disagree with you on anything you said here, but I feel like it's kiiind of missing the point?
Contempt culture finds excuses to hate a thing. Doesn't matter whether the language ignores 50 years of PL theory or has the latest dependent type system, somebody's going to hate it. People fail to acknowledge that there are reasons why people use particular tools, and those reasons might not be ones I care about, but that doesn't make them less important. Empathy matters.
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