Python Statements/Keyword Localization

Marco Mariani marco at
Thu Nov 26 14:17:58 CET 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:

> A 'pro' argument: Python was designed for learning and is good for that 
> and *is* used in schools down to the elementary level. But kids cannot 
> be expected to know foreign alphabets and words whill still learning 
> their own.

I taught myself BASIC at 9 by reading magazines, but had my first 
english lessons five years later.
Knowing english would have helped to understand the operating/language 
manuals, not the language keywords themselves.

I suppose if you were to try what the OP suggested, you would need to 
translate a lot of the standard library, parameter names, and such... 

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