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The Weekend Coder: If You Were a Programming Language, What Type of Personality Would You Have?

Are you simple or complex? Creative or analytical? Would you be dynamic and expressive like Python, or more structured and disciplined like Java?

Share with us in the comments which programming language you think matches your personality and tell us why.

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Top comments (11)

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Jean-Michel (agent double) • Edited

I'm Perl, I'm all laziness, impatience and hubris.
And also that I see programming languages from a languages point of view, like Larry Wall who was a linguist.

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Maxime Tamburrini

Nice one!

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Jean-Michel (agent double)

Il y a une version française aussi ->

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ImTheDeveloper • Edited

I started out as Javascript, got the job done and completely flexible without any safety concerns. A friend to everyone!

Over the last few years I like to think I've learnt some lessons, ironed out a few of my quirks whilst still at my core being JavaScript, but I'm now typescript.

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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

That's right, I'm PHP.

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Matt Ellen

No need to explicitly state my type, it can be inferred.

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Raí B. Toffoletto

JS! Anarchy baby 🤣

tamusjroyce profile image

pseudo personality. Flexible, adaptable, loving of all languages. Completely impractical. Always working. Never finishing.

boopykiki profile image

🤔… Maybe like javascript… I would like to be free… Freedom! But now there is TypeScript! 😅 and… it’s probably a very good thing 🤪

serpent7776 profile image

I'm probably perl: I'm somewhat hard to read and it takes quite a bit of time to get used to me.

ammu profile image

If I were a programming language, I'll be simple but a bit complex, creative and dynamic.