Steven just likes an argument. Nobody has ever taken the idea of a standard for language in comments seriously. It Just doen come up.
On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 18:35 Bernardo Sulzbach firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 9:43 PM Steven D'Aprano email@example.com wrote:
I dislike Strunk and White, and don't follow it myself (except by accident, as it were) but I've worked with neuro-atypical programmers who found it really useful to have a common standard that they could follow and reduce the uncertainty of what makes for good writing.
I would like to reinforce that many software engineers today are _not_ native English speakers but work with English codebases and write documentation in English.
Any standard is better than just asking for "clear and easily understandable" and hoping that for some reason every person, no matter where they were born and how they learned English, will share your definition of "clear and easily understandable" by accident.
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