Turning ‘wat’ into ‘why’

A presentation at PyCascades 2019 in in Seattle, WA, USA by Katie McLaughlin

When using a programming language for the first time, a new developer coming across a bugbear may state: “Oh, this language is TERRIBLE. I HATE IT”

Or: “Huh. I wonder why that is…”

Take a trip along the latter path through a dozen different languages and understand why things the way they are.