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Does that matter? They probably use the right language to get the job done. Depends of the area of their work.



> Does that matter?

Yes.

While the evidence provided is anecdotal (that is to say: outliers exist in successfully learning anything outside of a formal education), there are languages designed to be more friendly and more fun for newcomers (Ruby, for example) while others are designed to be translate more directly to the instructions a machine might execute. More anecdotal evidence indicating that one language might facilitate informal learning better might be interesting or helpful.


See my answer to the same question (except posed in a far more hostile manner) here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20511025




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