Craig Weber

Just make your own language

TL;DR: Musings about "just make your own language" as a trite retort to programming language criticism and how "rewrite it in Rust" might be threatening that attitude.

I've been programming since the early 2000s. I started in PHP, and then learned Java, Python, C, and C++. In the early days especially, programming communities were super toxic. If you had questions and didn't read The Correct Textbook About The Blessed Programming Language™️, you would be berated. If you did read said textbook and it didn't address your question, you would still be berated for trying to do something outside of the instruction of The Correct Textbook (if The Correct Textbook™️ doesn't discuss it, then you don't need it, heretic!).

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