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    SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code
    On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 11:34:48AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > So the "English is bad" argument is a complete non-argument.

    Jepp, I have to agree.

    English is used more or less as an communication protocol in
    computer science and for operating computers.

    Once you know how to operate an computer in English, you can
    operate nearly every computer in the world, because they have
    English as default locale.

    Let's not repeat Babel please :-(

    PS: English is neither mine, nor Linus native language. Why do
    the English natives complain instead of us? ;-)

    <off topic side note>
    And be glad that's not German, that has this role. English
    sentences are WAY easier to parse by computers, because it
    doesn't use much suffixes and prefixes on words and has very
    few exceptions. Also these exceptions are eleminated from
    command languages WITHOUT influencing readability and
    </off topic side note>


    Ingo Oeser
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