English binary logic operators

Daniel Giddings dgiddings at bigworldtech.com
Thu Nov 23 14:16:00 PST 2006

nobody_ wrote:
>> I'm forced to use the basic english programming syntax: if/else, while,
>> for, foreach, public, private, protected,.... PLEASE: STOP IMPOSING 
>> ENGLISH TO THE WORLD... you are not the only one programming here.
>> thanks
>> Antonio

"English is the most widely taught and understood language in the world, 
and sometimes is described as a lingua franca." - Wikipedia, 

Thus for me (aside from being Aussie), English is the best choice, as 
having other people able to understand your code is the most important 
consideration when writing code... after all if you code isn't correct, 
someone else can fix it if they can understand it ;-)

> As for me: Please start imposing english to the world (English isn't my 
> mother language btw.)
> Imposing it only as the second language of course. Diversity of thought is, 
> most of the time, a good thing :)
> I kinda hate language barriers.
> Thus I totally agree with:
>> the best of algebra symbology is the language independence:
> But it shouldn't be that difficult to startof a project on dsource which 
> would enable the selection of different languages
> for these and alike:
>> "valor" vs "value", "irSiguiente()" vs "goNext()"...
> It could even have a function to translate some of the algebra symbology.

It would be interesting to see how popular such a project is - I really 
have no idea how much non-native English programmers would prefer 
writing code in their own language if automatic conversion was possible.

:-) Dan

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