[r6rs-discuss] Case sensitivity
eli at barzilay.org
Sun Feb 22 01:29:58 EST 2009
On Feb 21, Guillermo J. Rozas wrote:
> >> Good luck learning Scheme or most other programming languages
> >> then.
> > How much time have you spent teaching non-English speakers
> > programming languages? I've spent time both as a teacher and a
> > student with people for whom English was not their first language,
> > and while it's always disconcerting to me to hear English keywords
> > pronounced strangely, it certainly doesn't mean that you have to
> > know English to learn Scheme, or Pascal, or any other programming
> > language.
> No, but it makes it hard. And yes, I have spent time with non-
> English speakers learning how to program.
> And I did it with some people who spoke no English at all, and for
> which the keywords of the language had no intrinsic meaning.
> It was hard for them to remember what to use when, as they were
> meaningless sequences of characters, and they couldn't even
> pronounce many of them. Try pronouncing 'while' in Spanish.
Does Spanish *have* capital letters? Are the glyphs that correspond
to lowercase and uppercase letters differ from those used in English?
((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x))) Eli Barzilay:
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