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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code
Obviously there has to be some standard base
with which to work, especially for computer language
keywords as these can't be converted due to name
clashes. What would be cool is to pick a better base
language than English that everyone would have to
learn to "use computers". This is especially important
for opensource as it would greatly ease the operation
of the collective brain. Something easily parseable
would be an obvious criterion and would allow us
to interact with computers by voice(-recognition)
with no ambiguity, etc. etc...

will everything be changed over in the 2.5 timeframe? :-)


Ingo Oeser wrote:

>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
> comprehensability.
></off topic side note>
>Ingo Oeser

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