Re: way-OT: regularity of german v. english [was: Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax]
On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 03:32:08PM -0700, Tom wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 11:50:40PM +0200, David Jardine wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 02:21:45PM -0700, Tom wrote:
> > > I would say isRed(fork) contains an implied [it] and [a]:
> > >
> > > [it] | is | fork
> > > -----|----|----------
> > > | | \ \
> > > \a \red
> > >
> > > fork is a "predicate noun", red is an adjective
> > No, I want to hand them a fork and ask them if the fork (subject)
> > is red. I know it's a fork.
> You don't know its a fork, anymore than an index variable is an "i." :-)
> fork is its name, no forkness there.
Of course I know it's a fork. It's my paramater and I know what I'm
passing. I wouldn't have called it "fork" otherwise.
> Note "Is the fork red?" and "The fork is red" diagram identically. "If"
> is a conjunctive:
> fork | is \ red
> \ |
> You are correct, for your intention OO syntax is best.
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