Asking all python programmers.

Hyuga hyugaricdeau at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 15:29:06 CEST 2007


On Aug 29, 11:09 am, "sjpiii" <sjp... at ya.delete.hoo.com> wrote:
> You mean use correct spelling and grammar?  But what about all the time
> we've spent creating cutesy little non-words like "l8er?"
>
> Actually, I'm less tolerant of those than of normal spelling and grammar
> errors because of the number of posters here for whom english is not their
> native language.

What I find worst of all, however, are people for whom English is not
their first language, *and* they write in lazy, slangy AOL-speak.
Making mistakes is fine, and even being completely incomprehensible is
bearable if it looks like an effort was made to use the language
correctly.  I don't know about anyone else, but when I'm learning a
new language, spoken or programming, I try my best to use it is
correctly as possible given my level of experience with it.  Using
slang and shorthand correctly really requires you to know what you're
doing--sort of like optimizing.




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