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Discussion on: Why Programming Languages Are Hard

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Michiel Hendriks

I mostly disagree. Natural languages are hard, and that is the problem. The syntax and grammar feel arbitrary. There are no proper tools available to verify if the sentence you constructed produces the correct result.
This is all much easier with programming languages. But when something wrong is detected it needs to be communicated back to the user by means of natural language. This is where the issue surfaces.