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- Subject: Re: Must programming languages be English ?
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:22:59 -0400
It was thus said that the Great Tim Hill once stated:
> It would be interesting to see how far they got with this bureaucratic
> Musical scores use annotations (translation: keywords) typically in
> italian (Con Brio, Allegro etc.). Are these too to be translated? What
> about french terms in recipes? Saute? What about ballet terms?
For whatever reason, Italy "owns" music, France "owns" food, and for what
it's worth, the US "owns" computers .
It's entirely possible for a non-US country to invent a computer language
 that's not based on English. Håstad anyone? 
Thanks to wlofie for translating the code
för x:= 1 till 5 gör
om person^.age = 120 så
om person^.age > 130 så
I might not like it, but I could get used to it . But I doubt it will be
popular world wide due to US influence . But hey, if Sweeden has as much
influence these days as the US, then we might be all programming in Håstad
instead of Lua .
-spc (Bjork bjork bjork!)
 In a similar way, the only country that makes stamps without the
country name printed on it is England, but that's because they
created the things. It's not to say that Italy "created" music, but
they probably did the most innovative things that everyone else
wanted, and thus, we ended up with Italian terms for music.
 Yes, I know not all computer languages are not created in the US.
 Which I created to make a point:
 Five years later, and I *think* I reversed engineered that "gåtill"
must be "return". It's the only thing that makes sense in that
 And the United Kingdom, which "owned" a full quarter of the world
about a hundred years ago.