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Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax



At Fri, 17 Oct 2003 17:28:44 -0600,
Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 at 22:37 GMT, Erik Steffl penned:
> > 
> >    english has a fairly simple a regular grammar so it's
> >    fairly easy to create english based programming language -
> >    the basic control structures are pretty much english
> >    sentences.
> > 
> >    This would be fairly hard todo in other languages that has
> >    more irregular grammar (the ones I know anything about
> >    have a lot more complicated/irregular grammar).
> 
> Hrm.  German and Latin are much more regular than English.
> French is, too, iirc.  English has a *lot* of irregularity.

If regularity is what you want, nothing beats good old binary.
The first alien communication we'll download will probably be
written in it.



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