The principle of linguistic relativity
holds that the structure of a language
affects its speakers' world view
. Popularly known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis
, or Whorfianism
, the principle is often defined to include two versions. The strong
version says that language determines
thought, and that linguistic categories limit and determine cognitive categories, whereas the weak
version says that linguistic categories and usage only influence
thought and decisions.
I suppose we can translate as: give someone a hammer and everything becomes a nail. So after years working with a particular programming style everything begins to look the same. i.e. each new problem will be 'fitted' to that style. i.e. Spanish Inquisition style.
The answer is to use a style based on the requirements of the problem and needs of the organisation and not on the whims/preferences of the developer.
Some loopies and algies even get married!