[Python-ideas] Non-English names in the turtle module.
stephane at wirtel.be
Fri Sep 4 22:02:46 CEST 2015
I do agree with the comments of Ludovic about the source code, Python is
in English, the code for an open source project is international, and in
this case, I prefer English.
In the past, I have seen some databases in french, with the accents é,
è, ç in the columns of the database, that’s really ugly :/ because
if you forgot the encoding in the database, you will have a problem.
Yesterday, I have read a source code in Dutch, sorry but if you don’t
know this language, good luck if you want to change the code.
And an other example, the comments in the code of the EuroPython site is
in Italian, ok, the project has been developed for PyCon Italia, but
now, we are a lot of international developers on this code, and
sincerely, I can speak Italian but not everybody.
Sincerely, English for the code and the database!
On 4 Sep 2015, at 21:56, Ludovic Gasc wrote:
> Thank you for the link, it's interesting.
> However, my remark it's mainly for the source code: Even if I
> think it's better to handle English the most possible you can, I see
> issues to discuss about source code in your native language: I speak
> 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
> 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
> your source code content in a local language.
> See for example the big work of LibreOffice to translate German
> 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:
>> Rather than just repeat what they say there, I will just ask everyone
>> read it.
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