|[3 earlier articles]|
|Re: call by name, was silly question: prefix vs postfix ops email@example.com (2008-03-05)|
|Re: call by name, was silly question: prefix vs postfix ops firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-03-07)|
|Re: call by name, was silly question: prefix vs postfix ops email@example.com (2008-03-07)|
|Re: call by name, was silly question: prefix vs postfix ops DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2008-03-09)|
|Re: call by name, was silly question: prefix vs postfix ops firstname.lastname@example.org (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2008-03-10)|
|Re: localized languages, was call by name email@example.com (Aleksey Demakov) (2008-03-14)|
|Re: localized languages, was call by name firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-03-14)|
|Re: localized languages, was call by name alexc@TheWorld.com (Alex Colvin) (2008-03-14)|
|Re: localized languages, was call by name email@example.com (Derek M. Jones) (2008-03-15)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Torben =?iso-8859-1?Q?=C6gidius?= Mogensen)|
|Date:||Fri, 14 Mar 2008 09:41:57 +0100|
|Organization:||Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen|
|References:||08-03-012 08-03-019 08-03-026 08-03-031 08-03-034 08-03-038 08-03-044 08-03-045|
|Posted-Date:||14 Mar 2008 12:05:57 EDT|
glen herrmannsfeldt <email@example.com> writes:
> I have wondered about what non-english speakers think about the
> english keywords used in the usual programming languages.
> It might be that some use a preprocessor to replace language appropriate
> keywords, but I believe most just use the usual english words.
That seems to be the case in Denmark, at least. There have been a few
programming languages for primary school education that used Danish
keywords, such as "Myresnak" (= "ant talk", a LOGO variant). But
since teaching programming to school kids has gone out of fashion,
these are, AFAIK, not used anymore.
I'm not really sure using native-language keywords is a benefit, even
for kids, as the keywords usually have a slightly different (or at
least more specific) meaning than normal English usage. I have, for
example, often found the words "object", "class" and "inheritance"
misleading and confusing.
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