Whitespace as syntax (was Re: Python Rocks!)

Glen Starchman glen at electricorb.com
Sun Feb 13 13:57:46 CET 2000


off topic but mildly amusing. A couple of years ago I was working in Tokyo
with a team of Japanese developers. I had gotten used to the Japanese
pronunciation of 'c' (she), so when one of the developers told me I needed
to call his function "she" when I was finished with his object I promptly
wrote c(). Unfortunately, the function name was "shi" (or "death") because
it was a garbage collection routine.

;-)


fcahoon at my-deja.com wrote:

> In article <20000208220926.A3388 at stopcontact.palga.uucp>,
>   Gerrit <gerrit at nl.linux.org> wrote:
> > fcahoon at my-deja.com wrote on 949964685:
> > > [ ... ]
> > > I believe that the Ruby language (http://www.ruby-lang.org/) has the
> OO
> > > advantages of Python without the whitespace-as-syntax deficiency.
> > > [ ... ]
> >
> > The English in here is certainly a whole lot better than the English
> > in the ruby mailinglist ;-)
> >
> > regards,
> > Gerrit.
>
> Work on English-language documentation is ongoing: the new FAQ reads
> quite nicely -- see http://www.pragprog.com:8080/rubyfaq/rubyfaq.html
>
> There is a push to generate more English-language materials; in a few
> months I think this situation will be greatly improved.
>
> f
>
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