Why I am studying Programming Language Theory
I’m a curious person. Even when I was young, I wanted to know the mechanism of things. Learning how something works is like scratching an itch. When it finally clicks and my understanding grows, it feels like the window through which I experience the world widens. Becoming a software engineer has been driven by that desire to learn more, first about electricity, then electronic and realizing that beige box on my dad desk was made of those transistors I was reading about. I cannot stop at knowing how things look, or what’s their use, I need to know they came to be.
I’ve realized already that using languages is how we express human needs in computer actions that can address them. Now I want to know why we are using this process and the boundaries by which it constrains us.