In most programming languages, variables do not have identifying characters like they do in PHP. In PHP you must prefix a variable with the $ character. Example; var $foo = "something"; echo $foo; ...
Are there any serious studies on how well an experienced programmer who knows language X can understand code written by a competent programmer using language Y, for a good range of widely used ...
Programming languages can often be described as verbose or terse. From my understanding, a verbose language is easy to read and understand, while a terse language is concise and neat, but more ...