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Re: Common language? [was re: black hat .cn networks]
From: Scott Francis <scott () virtualis com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 23:55:17 -0700

On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 01:41:57AM -0400, Deepak Jain exclaimed:
I am sure numerically, Chinese speakers are pretty comparable to English
speakers, but the trend (technologically) does favor English IMO. I have
never seen a C compiler that used Chinese or French syntax, though you could
always make them do I/O in whatever language you want. Microsoft has Windows
speaking a number of languages too. Until compilers are written in a
non-English syntax and popularized, I suspect computer/data support for
English will always be a bit better (and therefore easier to use) than

thank you. This was what I was driving at in my original post, but I managed
to neglect to include the specifics of that particular point.

Yes, it is incidental that it is English, but I, for one, am glad I don't
need to do "ecrivez" lines in C with an accent over the e from my keyboard
everytime I need to dump debugging output to a screen.

[Yes, I am trivializing an issue some feel very strongly about...]

it's entirely possible that some are also a bit too sensitive, and rather than
wasting time complaining about the current state of affairs, should direct
their energy towards changing that state.

Scott Francis                scott@ [work:] v i r t u a l i s . c o m
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