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- Subject: Re: Lua Workshop 2011
- From: Axel Kittenberger <axkibe@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:50:11 +0100
>> -- and of course language is defined by
>> usage, not political correctness within certain narrow segments of
> that's exactly where i disagree: to me, language is more defined by
> etymology than usage; exactly for the same reason that history is more
> important than fashion.
> i don't know if there's any scholar authority for us-english; but most
> other languages do have a 'language academy' that helps define a
> 'correct' language, even while cataloging and documenting other
> 'incorrect' uses.
What does this mean to computer language design? (to bring the
discussion it more to lua-ontopic :-)