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Re: the English language part 2

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: the English language part 2
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 18:16:15 +0200
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Drew Adams wrote:

>> I can tell you with ~99.9% certainty that
>> Mandarin will _never_ be the "lingua franca
>> of the IT/software community"!
> Could you please write that in Mandarin?

Could you, or anyone else, the Chinese
included, program Unix and Emacs in Mandarin?
If so, can you yank a sample of your/their
source, from the Mandarin-Unix and
Mandarin-Emacs you are using, as we speak?

Listen, it isn't about what is right or wrong,
it is about what _is_ and what _isn't_!

You guys can all, for nationalistic, political,
and even "not being arrogant" reasons, say
whatever you want about what will possibly
happen in the future. Because fine, I don't
know the future either!

But I know _the present_ and it sure as hell
ain't pointing towards Mandarin replacing
English as the language of computing! (The
Chinese supercomputers mentioned earlier, how
much of their software is written in Mandarin?
If it isn't 0%, that'd be news to me, so
do tell.)

On the contrary, the present points towards the
Hispanic world learning English before we know
it, and that'll be the end of it!

So let's stick to the present and use English,
OK? Oh, wait - we all already do! OMG, how
horrible! How did that happen?!? Why don't we
speak French instead? Just because France is
expansionist/colonialist/imperialist nation
number 2 or 3 or whatever, and not number 1?
Isn't that completely frustrating and unfair?


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