Is Python the Esperanto of programming languages?

Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
Sat Mar 22 21:54:23 CET 2003


Quoth Alex Martelli:
  [... redundancy in natural language ...]
> The key result: P(W) is far less affected by grammar than one
> might think.  Most of the redundancies we were able to detect
> and exploit are in semantics, pragmatics, and the usage of
> formulaic language, idioms, and the like.  [...]

Interesting!  (And nice to see (reference to) some evidence on
this point.)  I may have to change my mind about grammatical
redundancy.

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Steven Taschuk                               staschuk at telusplanet.net
"What I find most baffling about that song is that it was not a hit."
                                          -- Tony Dylan Davis (CKUA)





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