If you could end COVID-19 by sacrificing one programming language, which one would you choose and why is it PHP?

@gudenau
nooooooooo, pick any language but Python!

I vote for visual Basic, on the grounds that I have no love for it, it's neither elegant nor easy, does not teach you anything but I've had to learn it at some point. So I'm not killing some language I don't even have a relation to.
@fribbledom

@gudenau
oh come on -- if you're going to diss my favourite, you should at least have an argument of some sorts...
@fribbledom

@Mr_Teatime @fribbledom All the Python people either say it's a non issue, I'm making it up, it's a feature not a design flaw or it was required to have the language grow.

I'm tired of having the same arguments over and over again.

@gudenau
See, I think you're completely free not to like Python for whatever reason you choose -- as long as you're okay with me absolutely adoring it.

Realistically, I'm quite aware that it has limitations and isn't the best solution for every problem -- but it's certainly made it much harder for other languages to appeal to me.

I suspect it might just not be good for whatever it is you like to implement (e.g. fast/bulletproof code), or the way you prefer to write it.
@fribbledom

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