That language do you program in?

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    That language do you program in?

    I started to wonder, what language do people program in? I donít mean which computer language, but what language do you use on your comments and variables?

    I am Norwegian, but still I write code in English. It feels more natural to me, and makes stuff so much easier when I need to show my code or ask for help online. But I went to an international school, so I am used to do everything in English anyway, so I guess that is the reason for me doing it in English.

    So, what about you?

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    ... make that reverse leetspeak... with a Canadian accent.
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    English, as well as for comments even though the code will only be read by other swedes and probably never be released to the outside. I prefer it this way as pretty much any documentation, message boards and so on will be in English so you're only making things worse for yourself by not being fluent in English. I also find that Swedish is a pretty crappy language when it comes to technical stuff, it all sounds so awkward.

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    The only language I know. ..... English.

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    This has been talked about before and everyone draws the conclusion that if you want to program english is basically the language you have to do it in and translated equivalents don't work out well or there just isn't the demand. I program in English.
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    FWIW:

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    English is that language I program in.

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    I program in a ROT13 encryption of Mapudungun.

    Since I know 5 languages perfectly well, I used to program in German several years ago but as soon as I had to show my code to others or started posting in forums, I switched to English.

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    My native language is German, but I use English for several reasons.

    1) I feel more comfortable talking about computers and everything computer-related in English, since that's the language I learned this stuff in.
    2) German has diacritics like ä, and putting non-ASCII characters into source files is usually asking for trouble. Replacing the characters with their ASCII equivalents (ae) is ugly.
    3) I hate mixing German comments with English function and variable names.
    4) I hate mixing German variable names with English function and type names even more.
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