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Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:24:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

"Gian Uberto Lauri" <address@hidden> writes:

> Dan Espen writes:
>
>  > My mind is made up, but interesting info like how to type Greek
>  > are one reason why I commented at all.  I think keyboards and
>  > keys are an important issue and the current state of the art falls
>  > far short.  Some important keys are completely missing.
>
> There are factories producing keyboards with cherry switches and two or
> three rows of "L(num)" keys on the right side. They are backlit and some
> models have customizable light color.

If you go the keyboard way, then what you want is an Optimus Maximus
keyboard.
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/maximus/

> There is one point pro the use of "more than the ASCII set" in a
> source code.
>
> Take the example of a code-grinder-written kind of program, and
> consider code-grinders that are not native English speakers.
>
> Let's assume that our code-grinder is a native Italian (or French,
> Spanish or German) speaker and he is not used to English. Or the
> project leader does want symbols (i.e. variable names) being in
> the mother tongue of the coders.
>
> In Italian "amount" translates with "quantità", but more than often
> the symbol will be something like "quantita" due to the restriction to
> pure ASCII. No matter what the brain of the coder will feel that
> "quantita" is wrong, he will get used to it. But I think that is much
> better to have a symbol written in a language the coder is able to use
> for thinking.
>
> Just my 2 cents.

This 2-cents is what leads to Chinese ideograms.

Not really a progress.


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__Pascal Bourguignon__                 http://www.informatimago.com/
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dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to
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