Coding Is for Everyone—as Long as You Speak English
Code depends on English—for reasons that are entirely unnecessary at a technical level.
In this post, the author argues programming isn’t the great equalizer it’s often touted to be - because it’s only accessible to those speaking English.
Which is an entirely fair point. I wish the situation could be changed. The author does mention it’s fairly easy to create a transpiler to move over the keywords and convert to something existing code can work with, but I think they’re under estimating the cost of translating all existing code - since you need to translate over function names, documentation, and so on.
Seems like a Herculean task.Posted on 2019-04-18T06:17:00+0000