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So a language is more intuitive if it's similar to what we already know, and we already know math, and therefore "=" for assignment is not intuitive? OK, for first learning a language, I can buy that.

I don't recall ever having trouble with that myself, but that's anecdote, not data...

To be fair, I never had trouble with that either. It was just an example of something I've occasionally read about some people approaching programming languages for the first time.

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