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What is the most "readable" programming language in your opinion?

Maybe it's not the best tool for certain because it is slow, or lacks certain features you care about β€”Β but on pure readability, what is number one in your books?

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Andrew Baisden

I think the trophy goes to SQL πŸ†

But honourable mention for Python and maybe even JavaScript too πŸ…πŸ…

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Ben Halpern

I swear it took me years to be able to read SQL somehow.

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Andrew Baisden

I know the feeling I learned it twice and then forgot it because I was not using it at all. Now having to get back up to speed with it again. The SELECT * FROM syntax is pretty easy to remember even if you are out of practice.

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Ben Halpern

Yeah, I feel like once it clicks, it's really easy to read what's going on most of the time without an abundance of prior context β€” not the same for a lot of languages.

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Parker Waiters

Python: Simple syntax + white space to ensure limited mess.

Curious to hear what other people think though.

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Guilherme Thomas

Elixir. Easy to look around and understand whats going on even with low knowledge of the language itself.

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ashish

python, lua and maybe even ruby.

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Simon Egersand 🎈

Python and Java.

Python because it looks like pseudo code and Java because it's very explicit. That way I understand what's happening.