[[ Language design ]] choice that is fundamental to establishing the mental model
Can be anything: scheme picture language, vectors, matrices objects.
Can be multiple, but often there is a set of primary datatypes. Some languages only have one and the result is a striking mental model for how to solve problems.
Maybe primitive is the wrong word.
[[ Lisp ]]: lists
[[ Clojure ]]: seqs, maps
Picture language (from SICP): pictures
APL/ [[ K ]]/ [[ J ]]: matrices
[[ C ]]: Pointer, address in memory
[[ C++ ]]: references
[[ Rust ]]: ?
[[ Python ]]: ?
[[ Prolog ]]: Facts
[[ Music ]]: a note ?
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