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Most of the software in the world is existing (“legacy”) code.

If the software is "in the world" it must exist; therefore the words "Most of" are redundant; and the whole sentence is just a typical example of stating the obvious.

But when it comes to choosing a programming language to use, you are doing so before the new software is written at which point it doesn't yet exist.

So why keep trotting out this bland, meaningless, and totally irrelevant truism every time someone mentions language choice?


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