"Language skills are a stronger predictor of programming ability than math knowledge" as I have been saying for years phys.org/news/2020-03-math-per

@nex3 while programming certainly isn’t nearly as mathematical as people claim, i don’t think you can extrapolate from “ability to write rock-paper-scissors in python after 4 hours” to “programming ability”

@hierarchon I would certainly love to see a years-long longitudinal study that measures a more holistic notion of programming skill but that seems logistically challenging

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@nex3 oh, absolutely, i’m not saying the study is bad. just that the article oversells it, as usual

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