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Ask HN: Competency in natural language correlates to competency in programming?

Does competency in writing in a natural language correlate to competency in a programming language?

I am wondering if there's opportunity in training english/french, anthropology, history, art majors who have demonstrated competency in writing in a natural language that have overlap in vocabulary and structure with programming languages?

Or is competency in writing in a natural language orthogonal to competency in a programming language?

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  • 14 days ago

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Ask HN: Competency in natural language correlates to competency in programming?


@h2odragon 14 days

Replying to @RemoteIsHeaven 🎙

Problem solving, decomposition, and the ability to temporarily hold large amounts of information (documentation indexes / what functions are available? kinda things) are all more important than language ability, I think.

People like "elegant" code, but may prefer more expressive, florid language for actual communication with other humans.

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