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Old 11-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by Lemurion View Post
I am not a coder, although I am a writer. I first came across a variation on this idea in the late William Tuning's Fuzzy Bones, in which a character blamed an overall decline in society on the movement away from rigorous standards in teaching English, especially grammar.

The gist of his point was that if people think in language, then their language ability places a hard cap on their ability to think. So if language skills map directly to thinking skills, then it would logically follow that a coder with good language skills can code better than they would be able to if their language skills were weaker.
That's pretty much the Saphir-Whorf hypothesis which has been pretty well disproven.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity
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