On 1/23/2014 5:24 AM, Chris wrote:
I find it extremely interesting how the human mind (not just language) is reflected in programming languages.
They way I usually see it is that the human mind HAS to be reflected in programming languages as that's the whole point.
We already knew how to program computers back with manual switches, Altair-style. Every programming tool since then (and *including* Altair-style) has fundamentally been about bridging the gap between the way humans work and the way computers work. That naturally requires that the tool (ex. programming language) reflects a lot about the core nature of both humans and computers, because the language's whole job is to interface with both.