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dmonkey148715dIt usuallu doesn't impact too much in general, but it bothers me in extreme situations, e.g. I dropped node after getting in the same callback hell
C0D45673515dAs long as it makes sense, I don't care much.
24th-Dragon213915dVery much. Its why i have never tried php, use python sparingly and why it took me so long to try dart (kotlin spoiled me for android dev). I also havent tried go because it doesnt have generics.
As long as it looks like math I'm good.
Voxera761915dIt depends, if I need to use the language to solve a problem I just accept i.
But if its more of looking for personal interest, then syntax is very important.
A hard to read language might be very powerful but if it has bad syntax it will also be hard to learn to use that power.
But above all is documentation and similar. If that is good it means there are a good eco system which might make it worth it any way.
vintprox73215dFor programming bots, I found Python to be a refresher, because of syntax that makes it less complicated for beginners to contribute in. Welp, saying that syntax doesn't matter would be hypocritic of me.
Lor-inc439215dI used to care about it, until I found GNU Make. It's ugly AF, but it's still easy to read once I got used to it. Since then I just don't care.
Inxentas31915dI used to care a great deal and absolutely wanted to work in typed languages. I can't make heads or tails from a language like C. But alas...
Demolishun685515dSyntax is okay, but I tend to want to see the idiomatic style of a language first. Trying to code Python like you would C++ can result is terrible code.
VaderNT183515dTo me, syntax is a means to an end. What I'm actually concerned about is readability. Some languages are better at this than others, and I'm not interested in unreadable languages. See the recent quote on here about writing code for computers vs writing code for other humans to understand.
uyouthe969013dElixir niggas be like
Man fuck that. I don’t learn ugly languages