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Re: Shouldn't a computer scientist know the difference between human languages and computer languages?

On 2009-05-01, GreyCloud <cumulus@xxxxxxxx> claimed:
> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Tim Smith belched out
>>   this bit o' wisdom:
>>> A well-known COLA computer scientist (who I'll leave unnamed for in case 
>>> people want to have fun guessing who it was) recent blogged that gnote 
>>> has added support for 6 languages, and none of them were C#, implying 
>>> this is a blow to Microsoft and/or mono.
>>> What gnote actually did was add some translations, for Spanish, Czech, 
>>> Thai, and some others.  (And it wasn't six...but that's a separate 
>>> issue).
>>> How does one get to be a computer scientist without knowing that 
>>> localizing software to human languages has nothing to do with supporting 
>>> programming languages?
>> I dunno, why don't you tell us, Beavis?
> Actually, I checked out the blog.  And if one reads carefully, there is 
> a comma in there that separates the two.
> In one instance the claim of Gnote supports 6 more languages, (gnote 
> being a note type of program which means multiple
> locales) and that it no longer supports C# (mono in this instance).  One 
> could also replace the comma and use 'and'.
> After reading the many sites related to the topic, it appears that Tim 
> is looking for any way possible to discredit the poster,
> hoping that the rest would not catch on to the subtle implications.

Timmy is praticing for an upcoming half-season of South Park, where I
heard they'll be featuring him as the chief retard for the duration,
pushing Jimmy into the background until sometime in the future. So I
wouldn't be too hard on him. It's all part of training for his acting

Doin' a good job, ain't he?

Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.

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