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- Subject: Re: Must programming languages be English ?
- From: Laurent Faillie <l_faillie@...>
- Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:57:12 +0200
Le 12/04/2013 12:05, Dirk Laurie a écrit :
> Someone had the bright idea of moving them to the APL group, then in
> its infancy. With their French-style abstract mathematical training,
> they outstripped the other students easily. At least Lua programmers
> of whatever nationality can spell one eight-letter English word
> correctly ("coroutine" and "metatable" seem not to be words elsewhere).
I know a bit APL but the problem with this language is it is totally
unreadable for people that don't know already it.
I mean *most* of current languages share the same vocables : "for",
"while", ... are quite common everywhere. An IT Esperanto kind of :)
difficulties to understand code wrote in Lua (obviously, writing
something is another story :) ), but APL code looks like to me a Martian
language from outer-space for me.