• Subject: RE: Multilanguage (Was V5 availability)
  • From: "York, Albert" <albert.york@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 16:26:39 -0700

I came across an RPG program once that was written in German. Although the
op codes were all standard RPG (READ, ADD, MULT, etc), the variables and
comments were in German (at least I think it was German). It was very
difficult for me to follow, even though I can read RPG fairly fluently.

That has given me a respect for people who program in English when it isn't
their native tongue.

Albert York     


        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Jim Langston [SMTP:jimlangston@conexfreight.com]
        Sent:   Monday, April 02, 2001 9:45 AM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Multilanguage (Was V5 availability)

        Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 10:10:26 -0500
        I remember years ago coming across a French magazine.  I was
browsing
        through it, not understanding a word, when I came across a little
        cartoon.  A little boy is getting ready for bed, and obviously he is
        asking his mother to read him a bed time story.  In the next panel
        she is reading a Basic language.

        It had never occurred to me before, that Basic was English, and that
        someone from a different country would have a much harder time 
        programming in it.

        For I = 1 to 10
           Print I
        Next I

        I wonder how difficult it would be for the compiler creators to have
        different versions of compiler op codes for different languages?  I
        don't think it would be that difficult, but it would add a great
        complexity to the compilers.

        Regards,

        Jim Langston

        From: barsa@barsaconsulting.com
        Subject: Re: V5 availability

        I'm a little late to join this thread, and I have no idea what it
has too
        do with the subject line (which I didn't change).

        >From my experiences speaking throughout the world, I have learned
that many
        foreign AS/400 run English in addition to their native language.
(Some of
        them run it was the primary language, others as the secondary
language.

        One of the reasons that I have heard this is that non-English
speaking
        folks complain about the quality if the translation They comment to
me that
        to write programs on an AS/400 , you just about have to speak
English.  All
        of the languages (exclude C if you will) are abbreviations of
English.

        Al



        Al Barsa, Jr.
        Barsa Consulting Group, LLC

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