A programmer programmed in PHP. The code she wrote was legacy code as soon as her commits entered the git repo, and they provided gainful employment for many other programmers for years to come.
Another programmer programmed in Ruby. His code was also legacy code from its inception, yet his code prompted several developers to pivot to management careers and a complete application rewrite in Go.
Upon hearing of this, a wise programmer remarked:
How much better it is to work with Java written in PHP than Java written in Ruby!