Brussels, BELGIUM—New EU regulation will make it illegal to say that a particular programming language is better than any other.

"Generally speaking, all Turing-complete programming languages are equal, thus must have equal opportunities and be treated with respect," explains the co-author of the legislation Piisi Correto.

Celebration parties are expected to take place in major cities throughout the world despite the global pandemic. The biggest crowds are expected to be seen at JavaScript meetups.

Functional programming enthusiasts in Germany and US are combining their efforts to resist the bill.

In the meantime, Apple is rumored to abandon Swift and bring back Objective C as the primary language for their ecosystem.