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

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.

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."
William G. McAdoo.
American Government official (1863-1941).

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