Re: Languages that are hard to parse

"Satyam" <Satyam@satyam.com.ar>
22 May 2005 00:55:46 -0400

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From: "Satyam" <Satyam@satyam.com.ar>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 22 May 2005 00:55:46 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-05-119 05-05-155 05-05-166 05-05-182 05-05-192
Keywords: parse, Cobol
Posted-Date: 22 May 2005 00:55:46 EDT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Henry Spencer" <henry@spsystems.net>
>
> Actually, it's worse than that. The usual approach is to keep a chart on
> the wall of the *keywords* that have hyphens in them -- there are some --
> and always put at least one hyphen in your names. The hyphenated-keywords
> chart is a lot more manageable than the full keywords chart.


We had it easy. I had never thought about it, but we just used Spanish.


Actually, it has always been interesting to me to notice that most
non-English speakers do use English-based programming languages
without a second thought. Even Bull, the French computer manufacturer
had a Cobol in French and they ended up dropping it. Makes you wonder
about making keywords mnemonic. Mnemonic for whom? Programmers in
other languages couldn't care less if a keyword is FOR or XY. It
seems to me the thought process goes on a completly separate track
from natural language.


Satyam


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