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An Interesting Thought........

Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:35 PM

So, if you were Hispanic, Asian, African, etc. and didn't speak english, wouldn't it be rather odd and extremely frustrating learning any type of code? :blink:
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:40 PM

Why? Almost nothing in code is English. You can write self documenting code in any language.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:46 PM

To a certain point it is, and I guess for those who spoke another language it wouldn't be THAT difficult. But for Asians, It would basically be 3 blocks away from their language. Chinese characters>Alphabet>English Language :crazy: >Code
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:51 PM

I think you need to think this through yet another time.
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

int 날씨 등 생활정보 이제 휴대폰으로 받아본(int 예술로...){
	중앙로, 대중교통과 보행자 중심으로 거듭;
	 대구에 200병상 규모 보훈요양원 건립된;
	 볼거리 즐길 거리 풍성한 국제 미술시장;
	 섬유, 자연을 만나 새로운 예술로 거듭났;
	 return 예술로;
}



how about no?
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:42 PM

View PostCodingNewb, on 4 Dec, 2009 - 06:46 PM, said:

To a certain point it is, and I guess for those who spoke another language it wouldn't be THAT difficult. But for Asians, It would basically be 3 blocks away from their language. Chinese characters>Alphabet>English Language :crazy: >Code


I'm assuming your fairly young, so I'll put a few things out there for you to feast on with your brain.

1) An Alphabet is a system for representing sounds and words, not "English Stuffz lolz"

2) The "Alphabet" you are referring to is known as the Latin, or Roman Alphabet. There are MANY alphabets world wide.

3) Chinese characters are Kanji. I know not everyone knows this. I think that your saying this because you think a lot of code is produced in Asia, which it is, but the majority is in Japan. Japan has 3 Alphabets, and one of them is Kanji. The other two are the more curvy, simpler symbols you will see. These Alphabets are Hiragana and Katakana, all of which have representations in Romanji (Japanese words written in roman characters)

I'm assuming your getting at the fact that JAPAN has a lot of technological advances and you think it must be difficult for them to write code. Well this isn't true since Japan designs and makes all the stuff you use (honestly, how many technology companies are based in Japan).

Conclusion: Asian != Chinese
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for that insight, and yes, that was what I was trying to get at.
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:31 AM

Asian people get pissed if you wrongly guess their country of origin.

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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:50 AM

View PostKYA, on 5 Dec, 2009 - 03:31 PM, said:

Asian people get pissed if you wrongly guess their country of origin.


Oh man.. A friend of mine did that once.. Then he realized he offended the guy and tried to smooth things over, only the thing he said pissed the guy off even more..
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:05 PM

things like, 'kung pao chicken is delicious! bruce ree is the most amazing thing of all time!"

except he is. id like to try to program in french. i think my comments would look like:

// na-sal laf-tair! ho ho ho!


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:43 PM

He does make a small point here. For example, the comments and variables, functions, etc. could be in a different language but the keywords still remain in English (which is unchanged in most pro-languages). This just makes more of a learning curve (not being able to predict the outcome of foreign macro's and functions) but overall the code itself can be written mostly in any language.
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:21 PM

View PostGenHornet18, on 5 Dec, 2009 - 04:43 PM, said:

in most pro-languages


yeah, but the amateurs are fucked.
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:34 PM

View PostGenHornet18, on 5 Dec, 2009 - 03:43 PM, said:

He does make a small point here. For example, the comments and variables, functions, etc. could be in a different language but the keywords still remain in English (which is unchanged in most pro-languages). This just makes more of a learning curve (not being able to predict the outcome of foreign macro's and functions) but overall the code itself can be written mostly in any language.


I'm not 100% sure, but I'm thinking that rewriting the language specifications in a compiler to use different language keywords wouldn't be that hard.
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Re: An Interesting Thought........

Posted 05 December 2009 - 06:48 PM

View Postskrilla, on 5 Dec, 2009 - 11:05 PM, said:

things like, 'kung pao chicken is delicious! bruce ree is the most amazing thing of all time!"

except he is. id like to try to program in french. i think my comments would look like:

// na-sal laf-tair! ho ho ho!



Out of all the french expressions, this is the one I'm most proud of.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:22 PM

View PostTriggaMike, on 5 Dec, 2009 - 04:34 PM, said:

I'm not 100% sure, but I'm thinking that rewriting the language specifications in a compiler to use different language keywords wouldn't be that hard.


Might not be, but it would cause a fuckload of problems if you wanted to look at code some little asian dude wrote.
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