TeX is a terrible programming language

Recently, on the TeX Q&A site, there was a question about whether learning TeX is helpful for learning other programming languages.  You (gentle reader) may not know that I am a serious TeXpert: it is by far the language with which I am most proficient.  I think this gives me the right to say that TeX is a terrible programming language.  (This is a blatant attempt to drum up a few more votes on that answer, not that it really needs them.  Who knew that, on a site devoted to TeX aficionados, so many people would agree?)

On a related subject, the votes on my answers are now beginning to conform to Zipf’s law, at least in the two highest.  I don’t know if I can write an answer worth 80 votes, though.

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