Programming in Other Languages

As a native English speaker I’ve had a distinct advantage in learning how to program. I know I’ve taken this for granted numerous times, and I’m willing to bet other natively English-speaking developers have too.

Every once in a while though I find myself working on a project in other languages. Much like trying to navigate in a foreign city where you don’t read or speak the language or fully understand the street signs, it can be a little disorienting and humbling. I always emerge with a greater appreciation for multilingual people.

Some memorable occasions where code and language collided for me:

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