What are other languages, enterprise languages?
The same goes for "systems languages" and to all those making a flag of these definitions.
They are meaningless.
In keeping with the UNIX philosophy, everything under /bin is a system software, no matter what language it is written in.
Now, 20 years, later, I consider his dichotomy outdated on several levels. I did a talk about this 7 years ago ( https://fr.slideshare.net/sfermigier/four-python-pains ).
Honestly the distinction is pretty useless as far as reading/writing production code goes. What really changes in your development mindset between compiled vs. scripting languages? You still want to write working, maintainable, and performing code in both.
It's a useful distinction when teaching programming to show the different ways things boil down to primitive instructions.
Mostly we think of scripting as "interpreted and dynamically typed", but it's just an habit with no base.
Notice that interpreted and dynamically typed are two independent properties.
When I was at uni my degree course was basically
Year 1: C
Year 2 and on: C++
The degree had courses on things like writing interpreters, compiler theory and you actually had to understand how it all worked.
I've seen devs that graduated relatively recently (last 5 years) not understand the difference (and therefore the implications) of value types versus reference types. Not understanding immutability. I could go on and on.
My year 1 was Turing, Haskell, Fortran, Mathematica (certainly a language); tackling problems with multiple methodologies. Prolog in year 2, and then go from there depending on what you select. Java was not yet 'a thing' though I understand it took over the role of Turing for year 1 quickly later.
Me and multiple others have started with scripting languages and can understand pointers just fine.
While understanding things at a deeper level is important, it is not for all, and certainly not the fault of which language the person studied first.
That being said even C abstracts a lot of things and I don't see many pushing for assembly programming because of that.
In other words, you can never learn to ride a bike if your "introduction to locomotion" happens to be walking. That's harsh...
> nowadays [...] they work at a higher level of abstraction than we had to
That's called progress. And "nowadays" is misleading - the same has been continuously happening since the sixties, and the exact same argument was repeated again and again along the way. Assembler is too high-level, you can't become a good programmer by learning it before microcode (and how to hold a soldering gun!). Structured programming is too high-level, you can't become a good programmer by learning it before free-form assembly. Function calls are too high-level, you can't become a good programmer by learning them before goto. Object-oriented concepts are too high-level (and so inefficient!), you can't become a good programmer by learning OO before procedural or functional approach. It goes on and on and I honestly don't understand what makes people rehashing the same argument so often when even a very basic understanding of computing history would show that it's futile.
> I've seen devs that graduated relatively recently (last 5 years)
Check back in 5-10 years time and see if they still don't understand immutability or references. Not to mention that it could be caused by any number of factors (like, for example, a lower percentage of people coding from childhood in the recent graduates).
Anyway, learning programming takes vast amounts of time and a lot of sustained effort over the years. The bright side is that if you don't slack off, you'll become a good programmer eventually, no matter what you started with. Keep doing it, keep expanding your horizons, and at some point, you'll get to wherever you wanted to be.
BTW this isn't breaking news, we have been talking about our love, bets, and use of ReactNative and ReactNativeWindows for a while now!
So unless I decide to switch to Windows 10, I will have to use the Electron version of Microsoft Office? I don't have many issues with JS itself, but frankly, looking what you did to Skype, I'm afraid of the final result.
Why is somebody "lowly like you" doing PR and insulting people  on hacker news?
I can write .NET IL assembly. But I prefer to write C# and use csc.exe to output that IL.