Why him does not use a natural language for programming?
jimschaubeck at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 11:10:29 CST 2012
Excellent answer...very funny...made my day!
jim schaubeck 714.321.4499
From: Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: Why him does not use a natural language for programming?
On Feb 24, 2012, at 12:34 AM, 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.
I dnt knw wht yr tlkng abt. Sms prfctly ntrl to me.
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