[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- Subject: Re: Wiki syntax (was Re: Testing for CamelCase)
- From: duck <duck@...>
- Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 11:28:01 +0000
> I'm hacking Perl somewhat by guesswork.
Isn't this a redundant statement :-)
Ever used a French keyboard? The numeric/punctuation keys are
case-reversed from UK/US/JP (and others, I guess, but these are the only
keyboard flavours I have in regular personal use.)
On a US/UK/JP keyboard you press <shift> to type punctuation on the top
row of keys, and you release <shift> for 1234567890. On an FR keyboard,
the "native" top-row keys give you things like !@$#%^*$#@$^, whilst you
need to hold down <shift> to complete the greeting "Happy 2005".
So the French have the unfair advantage that if they pass out at the end
of a protracted Perl programming binge (can this be avoided?), and their
heads should crash down forwards onto their desks, then -- given the angle
of the forehead, the average neck length, and the median typing posture --
they tend to produce a chunk of legal Perl code as some kind of
entropically unbelievable accident.
On second thoughts, that is hardly an advantage, let alone an unfair one.