Origin of 'self'

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Mar 4 15:27:05 CET 2014

On Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:47:09 +0000, MRAB wrote:

> In AppleScript a script can refer to the title of a window as "title of
> window" or "window's title", and it can refer to the title of its own
> window as "title of window of me" or "me's window's title". Consistent,
> yes, but bad English.
> That's why I prefer a programming language not to be too much like a
> natural language. :-)

But the problem with that is not that it is too much like a natural 
language, but too little like a natural language.

Steven D'Aprano

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