Problems of Symbol Congestion in Computer Languages

Westley Martínez anikom15 at
Tue Feb 22 00:34:56 CET 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-21 at 11:28 -0800, rantingrick wrote:
> On Feb 20, 7:08 pm, "BartC" <b... at> wrote:
> > "WestleyMartínez" <aniko... at> wrote in message
> >
> > news:mailman.202.1298081685.1189.python-list at
> >
> > > You have provided me with some well thought out arguments and have
> > > stimulated my young programmer's mind, but I think we're coming from
> > > different angles. You seem to come from a more math-minded, idealist
> > > angle, while I come from a more practical angle. Being a person who has
> > > had to deal with the í in my last name
> >
> > What purpose does the í serve in your last name, and how is it different
> > from i?
> Simple, it does not have a purpose. Well, that is,  except to give the
> *impression* that a few pseudo intellectuals have a reason to keep
> their worthless tenure at universities world wide. It's window
> dressing, and nothing more.
> > (I'd have guessed it indicated stress, but it looks Spanish and I thought
> > that syllable was stressed anyway.)
> The ascii char "i" would suffice. However some languages fell it
> necessary to create an ongoing tutorial of the language. Sure French
> and Latin can sound "pretty", however if all you seek is "pretty
> music" then listen to music. Language should be for communication and
> nothing more.
Nicely said; you're absolutely right.

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