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re: How did linguistics influence programming? VIEW POST

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Naming things is one of the hardest thing to do in programming. so it's definitely very important. Going up the abstraction layers, giving the right/wrong/adequate name to things significantly impacts how we program, design apps and architecture systems.

A good example is Alan Key regretting calling Object Orientation rather than Message Orientation.

Also the fact that english was the "pioneering" language has also a big impact.

Things always get lost in translation, so it becomes crucial to learn english and having it as a second language also impacts in naming things, not to mention encoding.

I also feel that conveying linguistic meaning to mathematical concepts if an interesting cross-over in functional programming and people (including me) are finding a way more expressive way to program.

And last but not least, category theory is also something to take a look. Naming things not only categorizes things but also gives meaning, and meaning could be relative to context and it changes over time, place, cultures, languages (speaking with the little knowledge I have on the subject, it's a heavy thing to study and I still didn't wrap my head around it).

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