The other day, I was wondering why Clojure fits my brain so well. I think I was relaxing on my old couch, drinking cheap beer, eating a gas station pastry, and drawing doodles on a stack of overdue bills I forgot to pay. Little did I realize, these things are all connected.
I have a hypothesis that people choose programming languages based on their personality. For the purposes of this write-up, I’ll use the well-known distinction between type A and type B people. This may be pop psychology stuff, but it’s convenient for my point so in the spirit of American politics I will treat it as fact.
Type A vs Type B
Type A people are very organized, competitive, punctual, and like to plan ahead. When I was a kid, these were the ones who had perfect grades, competed in track or swimming, and on top of that they were nice people so I couldn't even hate the fuckers. Type B people, on the other hand, are laid back and like to do things spontaneously. Like The Dude from The Big Lebowski, they are comfortable with