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> A good programmer will write readable code in any language,

That's a fantasy, pure and simple. Taking the statement on its face, let us ignore the undefined boundaries of "good" or "readable" and focus on the practical issue. Have you seen Brainfuck or Whitespace? Many languages are less readable than others, be it incidentally or by design. People are imperfect beings and for whatever "good" means, a "good" or "bad" programmer will write code that is against their assessed skill at times.

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