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Re: Emacs as a translator's tool

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Emacs as a translator's tool
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:19:59 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 27.0.50

On 2020-06-05, at 02:43, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text 
editor <> wrote:

> But I still don't understand why to have virtually
> the same code thrice...

If you find a good way to refactor it so that it is more DRY, I'd love
to see it.  That code was written as a PoC quickly and without a lot of

>>> Well, that's a task for a parser rather to convert
>>> between one format to another... very mechanical
>>> and easy.
>> Have you ever done a real-world translation like
>> this...?
> Every time I ever compiled source code for example.
> Also browsing the web involves the browser parsing
> HTML and CSS. It happens all the time when using
> a computer.

Obviously, I meant "translation" as in "translation between two natural
languages, done by a human being".  I'd bet you did not, otherwise you'd
never say that it is "mechanical and easy".


Marcin Borkowski

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