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From Luke Vanderfluit <>
Subject RE: sloppy English
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2003 20:39:50 GMT

If you are a programmer or in any way write code you must be accustomed
to case sensitivity. So it can't be that hard to use the shift key.
I don't believe anyone just types on the keyboard without using a shift
key. Nah..... sorry.

On another note:
Imagine all programming code was in Latvian and we all had to write our
programs in Latvian. 
This wouldn't mean I had to become proficient in the Latvian language,
no, just the Latvian constructs used in programming.


public class ThisClass           |semo  lacsis TemorLacsis
{                                |{
public static void main          |semo conseva driad emin
(String[] args)                  |(Glest[] dovargi)
{}                               |{}

Now, imagine having to use a different character set to program....

I acknowledge that the english centric nature of programming and the web
does not mean that everyone is totally versed in the english language
and it's by no means required for everyone to have perfect english
spelling and grammatical skills in order to post to this list.
I have no problem with that at all.

hope this contributes to an inclusive "all welcome" approach,
kind regards,

On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 02:40, Kannan Sundararajan wrote:
> Please do not think the programmers are using lazy English or moron(watch
> you before you  put like these kind of words). They are hard working, their
> backbone is fingers and they  are very tired of doing shift key, coz they
> are keen on typing technical stuff not on fancy grammatical. 
> If you do not like our fellow programmers typo, then just don't read it. 
> Looks like you are in non typo in IT business, that is why you are
> commenting like these programmers. 
> Regards, 
> Kannan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Williams []
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 12:48 PM
> To:
> Subject: OT: sloppy English
> A lot of posts to this mailing list seem to use really lazy English: "I"
> consistently in lowercase, missing punctuation, missing capital letters at
> the start of sentences, etc.
> Two things:
> 1. A sentence which goes something like "must i do x or can i do y" is hard
> to read.
> 2. Writing like this makes you sound like a moron.
> We're all educated people or otherwise we wouldn't be computer programmers.
> So let's maintain some reasonable standards.
> Chris Williams.
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