Re: [ruby-81] I hate pluralization!

From: Gary
Sent on: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 8:54 AM
Whoops -- sorry.  I meant to reply only to Ian.


On 1/29/08 8:53 AM, "Gary" <[address removed]> wrote:

> Hey Ian
> 
> How the heck are ya? Long time no hear. Did you get my message that Naf and
> I delivered a baby boy? What's up with you these days?
> 
> -gary
> 
> 
> On 1/29/08 8:51 AM, "Ian Smith-Heisters" <[address removed]> wrote:
> 
>> On 1/28/08, Loqi <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> Natural languages are for artfully conveying meaning among humans.
>>> Programming languages are for precisely controlling logic machines.
>> 
>> I actually agree with all your points, except that it doesn't bother
>> me so much. The only thing I might question is the above snippet.
>> Unless you're the only programmer that might conceivably look at your
>> code, programming languages are also for conveying meaning among
>> humans. In fact, the logic machine is ultimately just another medium
>> for conveying yet more information to yet other humans. If a
>> programmer writes a program that nobody executes... (I'm not sure what
>> the logical equivalent of not making a sound is).
>> 
>> Another example of grammatical pseudo-english weirdness that gets to me:
>> 
>> assertive:
>> x.has_y # (deprecated I think)
>> 
>> interrogative:
>> x.is_a?(Foo)
>> 
>> simple:
>> !!x.y
>> 
>> I've got aliases all over my code for stuff like that, but I
>> invariably forget a few permutations and can never remember which one
>> I used.
>> 
>> 
>> 
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