No True Engineer

A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
Alan Perlis

no disrespect to low-level developers - you keep doing you

Some programmers feel the need to criticize others. Maybe they do it because they want to validate themselves or it makes them feel superior. Regardless, it happens.

A common trope for these individuals to rely on is the “No True Scotsman” fallacy. They say, “No true engineer works with that language, I only develop in low-level language X or new framework Y.”

Anyone who relies on the “No True Scotsman” fallacy is trying to cover their own inadequacies. If I don’t know your stack, the best way to avoid having to come to terms with my ignorance is to insult your stack.

When you are worried about what others think, remember that opinions are a dime-a-dozen and even really smart engineers can have dumb opinions.