Looking for ugly code comparisons WAS: Slashdotter looking for kids' programming language

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Fri Dec 12 07:19:53 EST 2008


It all needs a little context to set it off. Do you explain that the  
'.' is a joining thing?
What 'text'? Letters? A page?

The 'value/meaning' of all words are context driven, so either start  
with an assumption or create one.

text->me

Cheers,

Luis.


On 12 Dec 2008, at 12:11, Phil Jimmieson wrote:

> Maybe we need a synonym for "the ... of me" - how about something  
> like "my"?
>
> put my text into xx
> set my hilite to true
>
> etc.
>
> On 12 Dec 2008, at 12:08, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
>
>> Señor diablo,
>>
>> The child in me agrees; and I was always better at math than reading.
>>
>> Joe Wilkins
>>
>> On Dec 12, 2008, at 3:52 AM, Dave Cragg wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On 12 Dec 2008, at 00:48, Judy Perry wrote:
>>>
>>>> I just want to show people
>>>> that you can do things easier -- and certainly easier for a  
>>>> child -- in Rev
>>>> than in all those other languages being suggested.
>>>
>>> I'll play Devil's Advocate.
>>>
>>> There seems to be some assumptions about what is easier for a  
>>> child. One of these assumptions is that a "simple English-like  
>>> syntax" is simpler than other kinds of syntax. I wonder if that  
>>> is not an adult prejudice.
>>>
>>> Compare these two ways of representing properties:
>>>
>>> the text of me
>>> me.text
>>>
>>> I'd argue that the second is more visually representative of what  
>>> we are trying to express. The dot becomes a "joining symbol"  
>>> which is more easily remembered than the strange syntax of space  
>>> + of + space. And what on earth is "the" all about?
>>>
>>> Perhaps I'm saying that Rev is a great language for old people to  
>>> take up. :-)
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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