Why him does not use a natural language for programming?
bobs at twft.com
Fri Feb 24 10:32:46 CST 2012
This takes us back to what I originally said, that writing compact code is at odds with the goals of Hypertext based languages. Language-like code has things like pronouns, determiners, prepositions etc. It is by nature verbose. If we had to write everything including the engine and the event management, write our own C or Java code to build fields, buttons, menus, windows etc, using the LC language, we would never get started. Too much typing.
On Feb 23, 2012, at 11:34 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:20:40 PM, you wrote:
>>> set foreColor of fld "myField" to blue
> I'll double down on your rant.
> Since when is "fld" easier to read than "field"? You save typing two
> vowels and end up with a thing that's not a word in any language I
> know of. Same thing with "btn", etc. That's a step away from either
> English-like or natural language processing - your brain has to do a
> cognitive dance from the vowelless thing (shades of H.P. Lovecraft) to
> a real word, and then can continue with the rest of the phrase to make
> sense of the statement.
> -Mark Wieder
> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
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