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Re: way-OT: regularity of german v. english [was: Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax]

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 12:11:49PM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   english is like lego, yes there are some pieces that change shape 
> etc. but it consists mostly of bricks and brick like pieces. german (and 
> lot of other languages) is more like putty - you mold things together. 
> the lego-like structure of english makes it easier to create a computer 
> language...

But what the hell is English about the syntax of, for example,

   if(isRed(the_fork))  ?

It sounds more like Italian to me.


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