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Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax

Am Fr, den 17.10.2003 schrieb Tom um 13:15:

> [OT, sorry -- but question is obscure, will be hard to google]
> Are any non-english-speaking readers aware of High-level programming 
> languages using non-English syntax?  Like, could I find a French C 
> compiler that uses "pour" instead of "for" and "si" instead of "if"?

You can (mis-)use the C preprocessor to allow a non-English syntax in C
and add a non-English counterpart for every single keyword. It works for
almost everything except the preprocessor directives themselves.

But why should anyone want this?

--- german.h: 
#define ganzzahl int
#define solange while
#define schreibef printf

--- test.c:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <german.h>

ganzzahl main() {
    ganzzahl a = 0;
    solange(a < 5) {
        schreibef("Dies ist Zeile %d\n", a);


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