English-like Python

Marco Mariani marco at sferacarta.com
Mon Jan 19 12:35:18 CET 2009


The Music Guy wrote:

> Just out of curiousity, have there been any attempts to make a version
> of Python that looks like actual English text?


Many have tried that in the decades, but IMHO the best approach is to 
just rename the language. We cannot do that since it's already been 
trademarked for that very reason.


 From Wikipedia:

ENGLISH (actually trademarked in all caps) is a database retrieval and 
reporting language somewhat like SQL, but with no actual programming or 
update capabilities. Originally released by Microdata in 1973 and named 
so that the company's brochures could claim that developers could 
generate reports on their implementation of the Pick operating system 
using English.



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