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NewsAre programming languages technically a language? Pin
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After reading the article I'd say the arguments against are all flawed.
  • They only exist in written form. So what, nothing in the definition of language requires a language be spoken.
  • Not evolving naturally isn't a good criteria. Humans change their languages, many times to their detriment. Programming languages don't change that fast and usually keep backwards compatibility. This is possibly the strongest argument against programming languages being languages but even it falls short when considering that "dead" languages such as Latin no longer change over time.
  • The don't evolve naturally. Of course they don't - we create the machines and the languages are created to communicate with our machines.
  • They aren't used for communications between humans. Anyone who has a cat or dog knows that language isn't just for communications between humans. The example of translation is also contrived as it's far easier to translate programs between languages than it is to translate human languages. There are so many more nuances and traps for the unwary when translating human languages that it catches even professional translators on occasion.
Bottom line - this author has zero clue about what he's writing about.

modified 23-May-22 10:02am.

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