On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 6:40 PM Chris Angelico email@example.com wrote:
True, but "inclusive" isn't just about the people *writing*. If you write your comments in French, and someone else uses Turkish, another uses Japanese, and still another opts for Hebrew, it becomes nearly impossible for anyone to *read* those comments. Standardizing on a single language ensures that everyone can read the comments in a single, consistent language.
Thank you for mentioning Japanese. I totally agree with you. Readability counts, not writability.
I am not good at English. I can not live in English world. I don't understand many proverbs and idioms. I may not be able to buy even food!
But I can read technical documents like RFC. English used in RFC is very clear to me. I don't know English in RFC is S&W English or not. But I believe English used in RFC is very inclusive for the engineers in the world.
I don't think I can write such clear English without help. But having such a goal is inclusive for non native English readers.