English binary logic operators

Bruno Medeiros brunodomedeiros+spam at com.gmail
Fri Nov 24 02:36:48 PST 2006

antonio 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

Well I say *don't* stop imposing english to the world. Hum, "imposing" 
is a strong word here, I wouldn't go out of my way to force another to 
use english, but I would like them to, and I wouldn't help in efforts to 
the contrary.
Why? The value of the network is the square of the of numbers of users. 
The less language barriers and segregation the better, the more people 
that know and use a common language the better. This is a subjective 
opinion that I know not all share as much as I. I have been said to have 
more of the "citizen of the world" mentality than most people. (I'm 
portuguese btw, my natural language being Portuguese)
Second, English is the prime candidate for that common language, because 
it is one of the most widely spoken, *in* the more important contexts 
(books, movies, information, nations). And also (in the context of 
programming) *especially* because it is more succinct and expressive 
that most other languages.

Bruno Medeiros - MSc in CS/E student

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