The task is to invent names for things
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Wed Oct 27 16:56:42 EDT 2021
On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 7:54 AM Karsten Hilbert <Karsten.Hilbert at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 10:00:16PM +1100 schrieb Chris Angelico:
> > > Am Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 10:20:19AM +1100 schrieb Chris Angelico:
> > >
> > > > Many operations in computing are fully reversible. After you do
> > > > something, you can undo it. After you assign, you can unassign. And
> > > > after you ite, you can unite!
> > >
> > > I wonder whether Japanese programmers would agree.
> > Not sure. My knowledge of Japanese is extremely scanty. Can you elaborate?
> ite is the -te form (in some uses like a gerundium) of aru
> (to go, to walk)
> so, to un-go, revert-the-having-gone-ness, I genuinely wonder ...
> On the other hand, Japanese is full of wondrous word-play at
> levels undreamt of by us ASCIInarians.
Ah ha, neat :) Thank you.
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