[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131
rrr at ronadam.com
Sun May 13 17:04:35 CEST 2007
Jason Orendorff wrote:
> I think the gesture alone is worth it, even if no one ever used the
> feature productively. But people will. The cost to python-dev is low,
> and the cost to English-speaking users is very likely zero.
> What am I missing?
I don't think you're missing anything.
I think you are correct, the perceived impact is greater than the actual.
The reason we don't run into python written in other languages more often
is because most people have a language preference set when they do internet
searches. Not that all programs are written using only English.
As more people use python it becomes less (not more) of a need to read and
understand *everyone* else's programs as there is most likely already what
you need, or something close to it, in your own language.
I believe the walls are not solid or one way. Good programs written in
other languages most likely get translated to English at some point if they
are freely distributed.
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