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iain
10-21-2002, 04:24 PM
as the syntax and keywords of C are in English, is learning the language harder for those from non-english speaking countries?

Sang-drax
10-21-2002, 04:29 PM
No.

But it's quite frustrating that it is impossible to use , or in the variable names (possible in C#) when writing Swedish programs.

golfinguy4
10-21-2002, 05:01 PM
Can't you use them if your OS supports Unicode?

adrianxw
10-22-2002, 03:06 AM
>>> that it is impossible to use , or in the variable names

I tend to use the old forms...

-> ae
-> oe
-> aa

... when using a Danish name.

Shiro
10-22-2002, 11:49 AM
>as the syntax and keywords of C are in English, is learning the
>language harder for those from non-english speaking countries?

C is very different from a natural language, so I don't think there will be much problems. A programming language is smaller and is more logical/mathematical.

Most children in the Netherlands already learn English at elementary school, so they know the basics and some words. English is used so much in this world and so little people know Dutch, we are forced to learn English as soon as possible.

face_master
10-23-2002, 12:23 AM
yeh, but I think its easier for beginners who speak english to learn it. For example, if a beginner saw something like this
while(TRUE)
{
// bla bla
}or this
if(boolvar == FALSE)
{
// do something
}...dont you think that they would have an idea of whats going on? The english words in there (while, if, TRUE, FALSE) are self-explanitory. If you showed it to a chinese person, it wouldn't make any sense; it would be jiberish to them.

black
10-23-2002, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by iain
as the syntax and keywords of C are in English, is learning the language harder for those from non-english speaking countries?

I have never seen any computer languages which are not composed of English, anyone ?

ammar
10-23-2002, 12:58 AM
I don't think so...
even for non English speakers, it's not defficult, because the keyworks are very simple words.
But it's easier for English speakers to learn C++ in the begenning stage only.

adrianxw
10-23-2002, 02:54 AM
I think it is possible to get perl in other laguages, but I only have English. I seem to recall seeing links on one of the perl web pages.