English-like Python

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Fri Jan 16 21:07:03 CET 2009

alex23 wrote:
> On Jan 16, 5:39 pm, Erik Max Francis <m... at alcyone.com> wrote:
>> Inform 7 has some
>> interesting ideas, but I think the general problem with English-like
>> programming language systems is that once you get into the nitty gritty
>> details, you end up having to know exactly the right things to type,
> This has always been my impression of Inform 7. I have a lot of
> respect for what they've set out to achieve but English isn't exactly
> known for its lack of ambiguity. This is great for literature but not
> so helpful for programming.
>> which ultimately get just as complicated as a more traditional
>> programming language syntax.
> And much more verbose, as well.

Agreed.  I, too, am impressed with what the authors tried to do for 
Inform 7.

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