I only ever really hack into languages. Like, I’ve written websites in PHP but did I really write them? No. I took existing code and heavily modified.
I’ve did a lot of work long ago in Visual Basic for Applications. But did I write it? Not really. I recorded macros then I added and added and added and changed until I had this big complicated thing that did what needed doing.
I’ve worked in Python: I had a python interface to Minecraft I played around with a few years ago and made it do things.
Worked in SQL but same thing. I just learn enough to do what I need it to do. Same with Julia and R, Pascal, C++. I never really write anything, just muck around when I want to accomplish something.
as a kid, in pre-algebra in middle school, I translated the equations into BASIC in my head because I understood BASIC and loops and stuff but this algebra thing worked differently.
This worked until Calculus where I stopped. I didn’t like this continuous thing they were messing about with. Didn’t make sense to me as I was a digital kid.
10 PRINT “HI”
20 GOTO 10
everything seems to translate to that in my head at some level.