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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.3 Glossary
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:43:52 +0200
2017-04-29 8:28 GMT+02:00 steve donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 1:41 AM, Paul E. Merrell, J.D. <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Steve, did you forget that you've already got a gentle introduction to
>> Lua at <https://stevedonovan.github.io/lua-cookbook/index.html>? Might
>> be good to combine them.
> Thanks Paul, I vaguely remembered - you're a much better librarian
> than any one else of us.
> That was a project with Alexander Gladysh. It is time to combine
> materials, and build lists of resources - and glossaries!
> Because the more I try to teach, the more I realize that to learn
> programmng, you need to learn the metalanguage, which is a specialized
> dialect of English.
Oh, for the good old days when computer science was a tiny branch of
mathematics, with no vocabulary of its own, when computers had names
like "Automatic Computing Engine" and the leading journal in the field was
called "Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation".