Re: compiler for Chinese development language

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=FCrgen_Kahrs?= <Juergen.Kahrs@vr-web.de>
19 Oct 2005 02:40:34 -0400

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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=FCrgen_Kahrs?= <Juergen.Kahrs@vr-web.de>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Oct 2005 02:40:34 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-10-08505-10-096 05-10-107
Keywords: i18n

Ganny wrote:


> Ok, one basic question. Why is that the programming languages (like
> C++) have reserved keywords in English? Why not some other
> language/alternative?


Do you really think that the language (English) matters ? In the
1980s, here in Germany, someone offered BASIC interpreters with
keywords in German. Nobody wanted these interpreters.


If you think about it, you will notice that the natural language of
the keywords doesnt matter. How many keywords does a language have ?
Perhaps a few dozen. Most of the learning effort goes into learning
the _concept_ (procedure, loop, array, memory allocation, linking) and
not the word itself.


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