what's so difficult about namespace?

jon.harrop.ms.sharp at gmail.com jon.harrop.ms.sharp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 15:59:16 CET 2008

On Nov 26, 7:29 am, Xah Lee <xah... at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...

It's mostly a problem of culture.

If you look, for example, at chinese names, the name space is not that
much important:
"Xee Laa" only takes this space:
"       "

Instead, if you take a typical english name, say, "Abraham Lincoln",
you instantly recognize the waste of space used by this name:
"              "

Concluding: I think that americans are very good at wasting name
spaces, whereas chinese ones seem less name space hungry.

Sure, you could make some other example, proving for the contrary, but
I think the one cited above already suffices.


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