Bitching about the documentation...
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Wed Dec 7 19:19:03 CET 2005
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."
> Buffalo from the city of Buffalo, which are intimidated by buffalo
> from Buffalo, also intimidate buffalo from Buffalo.
And to do a small simplification on it, to illustrate just how painful
that sentence really is, the semantically equivalent version:
N = buffalo from Buffalo
(N [that] N buffalo) buffalo N.
The dropping of the [that] is legal, if sometimes ambiguous, in English.
> I didn't say it was *good* English, but it is *legal* English.
Which is why natural language programming's never going to take off. :)
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