[sf-perl] [meeting] Pegex and Acmeism
not.com at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 06:00:26 PDT 2011
> ... Acmeism (http://acmeism.org) ...
There's a problem with the home page that distracts from is noble premise:
"Most people learn one natural (spoken) language. Most computer
programmers learn one programming language."
Most people on earth now and historically are bilingual, modern USA is
a monolinguistic anomaly. And do you know any programmers who only
learned one programming language? Is it even possible to get a job as
a programmer if you only know one programming language? grrr.
And even the US has standard English vs. colloquial dialects, akin to
speaking perl 5.14 at home and perl 5.8 at work, not different
languages but still slightly different modes to switch among.
There are many definitions of language and of being bilingual, so it's
a quibble that can't be argued precisely. My quick search of the web
turns up estimates saying 50%-75% of the world's population being
multilingual. But why detract from an otherwise decent introduction?
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