Re: It's not that bad, actually
> % Oh really? Doesn't it rather depend
> % who will be using and writing the
> % program? Wouldn't it make more sense
> % for, say, an application that
> % German telephone rates, to be in
> % If everyone writing and using the app
> % are German speakers, why should they
> % English?
> That's a typical example of an in-house
> application. And if it's not, there is a
> good chance of it to be applicable to
> other countries too.
> Please don't get me wrong, I don't mind
> if someone writes non-English source
> code. But if you do so, you just can't
> expect any help from the world-wide
> software community. And that's what Open
> Source is about, isn't it?
> Also, I happen to be a native German
> speaker, and I can tell you some purely
> pragmatic reasons to write your code in
> a) programming languages use English
> b) all openly available libraries (I
> know of) use English identifiers
> c) it's just easier to express technical
> problems in English
> d) if you're into programming, you have
> to know English anyway
> e) it trains your English skills
> f) you're just used to
I don't agree with the c) point ... I find it harder to express problem / solution in english, than in my mother language.
And all other point only apply to code, not comments...