Discussion on: #discuss What language do you think in?

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Ben Halpern

This is interesting. I write a lot of Ruby and it's usually my go to if I wanted to represent the logic of a real-world thing. Simple if-else statements are pretty easy to represent in Ruby, it has a really basic OOP structure, so overall my mind goes there a lot.

But... when doing programming, Ruby doesn't really seem like the one I'd default think about as the language to relate things to because it's so high level, and translating to it kind of seems backwards in my mind. I'd say in this sense it's Java. It's the first language I truly learned in any deep sense (though it never stuck very well and I didn't really like it). So yeah, I'll often relate things back to Java in my mind even though I don't even really know it all that well.