Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter are Wrong
Bertrand Meyer is making a similar point to Andy Ko’s argument about programming languages. Programming does matter, and the language we use also matters. Meyer’s goes on to suggest that those saying that “code doesn’t matter” may be just rationalizing that they continue to live with antiquated languages. It can’t be that the peak of human-computer programming interfaces was reached back in New Jersey in the 1970’s.
Often, you will be told that programming languages do not matter much. What actually matters more is not clear; maybe tools, maybe methodology, maybe process. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing that language does not matter are simply trying to justify their use of bad languages.