Programming in foreign languages
I've just been given a program written by someone else here to finish up. It's about 85% complete, but he needs more time to focus on some other jobs, so I inherited it. The author's originally from Ecuador, and going through his code, I'm noticing that every one of his variable names are in Spanish. Right now, I'm looking through the 50-odd pages of code and feeding words I don't know into babelfish. (also, there are no comments at all in this code, but I don't know if that matters, since I wouldn't be able to read it anyway)
This kinda got me thinking. I know that we've got people from all over the globe here, and presumably some people working for companies where the common language is not their own. When you write programs, do you normally write it in your native language or in the one that's more convenient for the other people around you?
Not the most interesting question in the world, I guess, but it's better than figuring out what the guy meant by "For each archivo in subcarpeta"