I've been programming for some 35 years, but when it comes to certain languages -- python, ruby... I don't get it. I'd be interested in watching such discussions just to see if I can grasp at least SOME of the -- to be brutally frank -- seemingly confusing and needlessly convoluted and cryptic bits of the language. Admittedly I have certain mental blocks on some programming concepts; like I'm completely unable to grasp how visual programming is even supposed to work -- laughable since I can code x86 machine language blindfolded and am fluent in some two dozen programming languages.
I mean, every time I try to deal with python I end up more soured than I did with C syntax languages thirty years ago, and that's screwed up since I can hand compile my own RCA 1802, 6502, Z80 or x86 machine language -- but cannot grasp why anyone would use languages like python by choice...
...and I should LIKE python, since I'm rabid about code formatting and indentation practices; comes from learning Pascal from a Nun with a yardstick in the '80's... THWAP across the knuckles "INDENT!", THWAP DE-INDENT! THWAP START A NEW LINE! THWAP INDENT!
But then, in the same way Lesnar is a "Paul Heyman Guy", I'm a "Niklaus Wirth guy". I'm still not convinced the bit about "Unix and C are a hoax" is entirely inaccurate.