[Python-ideas] Non-English names in the turtle module.

Ludovic Gasc gmludo at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 21:56:13 CEST 2015

Thank you for the link, it's interesting.

However, my remark it's mainly for the source code: Even if I sincerely
think it's better to handle English the most possible you can, I see no
issues to discuss about source code in your native language: I speak myself
in French when I interact with French developers only in my company.

Nevertheless, for the content of the source code or database structure, at
least to me, you must write in English: I've already analysed source code
in Dutch, it was a lot more complicated to understand the code, I've lost a
lot of time for nothing.
The world is now global and dev resources are enough rare to avoid to lock
your source code content in a local language.

See for example the big work of LibreOffice to translate German comments:

With a localized turtle, you should give a bad habit at the beginning.

Ludovic Gasc (GMLudo)

2015-09-04 14:18 GMT+02:00 Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>:

> On Fri, Sep 04, 2015 at 01:34:16PM +0200, Ludovic Gasc wrote:
> > I'm agree with Matthias: IT world is mostly English based.
> Fortunately for the 95% of the world who speak English as a second
> language, or not at all, that is changing. For example, StackOverflow
> has a very successful Brazilian site, and they make the case for
> non-English speakers well:
> https://blog.stackexchange.com/2014/02/cant-we-all-be-reasonable-and-speak-english/
> Rather than just repeat what they say there, I will just ask everyone to
> read it.
> --
> Steve
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