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Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax

At Fri, 17 Oct 2003 16:12:22 -0700,
Don Werve wrote:


> The only reason that English-esque languages are prevalent is
> that, in the early days, most of the programmers were native
> English speakers, and as such, wrote tools and compilers that
> best fit their native linguistic models.  If computerdom had
> started in Germany, then I'd wager that we'd see more languages
> which used a German grammatic style.

Which would be close to English, English being a Germanic
language.  Old English actuallylooks more German than English
to my untrained eyes.

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