Inclusive use of pronoums

Hello FCC community,

Yesterday I read an answer that I posed a time ago in the JavaScript forum section. The answer used this sentence:

“…Every programmer googles probably 100 different things a day because he forgot…”.

I noticed that I used to refer with “he” to an arbitrary person that is a programmer. That is not very inclusive.

So my question is: what would be the correct inclusive pronoun in this situation? Also: what would be the correct pronoun if I would refer to a number of people and not just a single person.

best
Dennis

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the singular they is a thing used at least since Shakespear so

“…Every programmer googles probably 100 different things a day because they forgot…”.

still they, there is not a plural gendered pronoun in English

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Thanks ilenia for pointing it out.

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