Case sensitivity

Tim Churches tchur at optushome.com.au
Fri Feb 21 22:26:10 CET 2003


Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters wrote:
> "Tim Churches" <tchur at optushome.com.au> wrote previously:
> |>     While consistency in
> |>     representation aids legibility of programs, allowing minor
> |>     variations makes remembering terms easier for most programmers.
> |That describes the behaviour of FOO but not why it behaves that way.
Or,
> |as my seven-year old puts it: "In the FOO language, why are
differences
> |in case permitted but not other differences in name representation?
> 
> Just let your 7-year old know that FOO generalizes the dimensions of
> syntagmatic freedom characteristic of English orthography. :-)

He says that he thinks you mean paradigmatic neutrality, not syntagmatic
freedom, when referring to the orthographic orthogonality of the English
language with respect to case. I told him that no-one likes a
smarty-pants and that was the last I wanted to hear on the issue...

Tim C








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