The lion kingdom's 1st language was C64 BASIC, then 6502 assembly, then logo, then Applesoft BASIC, then GW Basic, & many years later, C, the 6th language. It was extraordinary to finally be able to express the machine's native instructions in a higher level language. The compilers were scarce & expensive, so lions would write source code at home in a text editor & compile it at the day job, the next day. The lion kingdom's 1st trouble spot was "invalid lvalue" for using = instead of == in an if statement. It took forever to figure that one out.
Most of SOMA has never heard of C & probably only vaguely has heard of assembly language.