Common language? [was re: black hat .cn networks]

Scott Francis scott at
Thu May 10 06:55:17 UTC 2001

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
> non-English.

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.

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