Language wars and elitism in programming

Ever since programming as a discipline gained traction in the 1950s, a sizeable number of programming languages have been created with many divergences between them. While these languages usually had a goal in mind, be it a philosophy of code writing or a specific application, they also stirred up a part of the programming community who does not see language differences this way. For them, the purpose of the language is secondary and what matters is the reputation of the language itself. However, such behaviour has deep roots within human nature and is not unique to the programming community, although today’s digital world extends the damage it may cause.

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