[Haskell-cafe] Re: Float instance of 'read'

Mauricio briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 17 10:43:04 EDT 2008

>> I'm happy to
>> finaly use a language where I can
>> use words of my language to name
>> variables, so I wonder if we could
>> also make that step.
> Really?
> There is a bunch of languages (like "Glagol") that use words of Russian 
> language as keywords; AFAIK there aren't any Russian programmer who uses 
> them. I've always felt sorry for English-speaking programmers: they HAVE 
> to use the same words as keywords and as usual talking words at the same 
> time.

Here I totally aggree with you. It's great
that I can use words in my language for
variables, but the same would be really
annoying if the same was true for keywords.


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