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Re: OT: Auxlangs (was Re: "Esperanto V.2")

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2006, 19:57
taliesin the storyteller skrev:

>>Whereas the corresponding program in Perl - the poster child for >>illegibility - is a single line that says 'print "Hello, world!\n";'. >>The only things you have to explain are the \n and maybe the >>semicolon. > > > Can't help myself - in Python that would be 'print "Hello, world!"', not > even needing to explain a semicolon or a line shift :)
Does this mean that each statement has to be on a single physical line in Python? Imagine having to write this (for weeding out unwanted results of my Kijeb vocab generator) on a single line! It would be almost non-human readable -- says I who has made it a habit out of necessity to read regular expressions and translate them into human language! :) if( /(^|, )[nñ]r/ or /(^|, )s[nñ]r/ or /(^|, )z[bdg]/ # no initial *zC or /(^|, )s?[pbmfw]y/ # no isosyllabic labial + *y or /r[$C]r/ or /[$C]w$/ # no final -w clusters or /[$C]ry/ # no clusters with ry )
> > Rexx interestingly uses "say" instead of "print", even more concise.
It *is* letters that come out, right? Not sounds? -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)


taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>