[erlang-questions] Surprising conclusion in . Parallel programming environments: less is more
Fri Oct 5 01:19:32 CEST 2007
On 4-Oct-07, at 2:41 PM, David Mercer wrote:
>> Oh, and with about 6,000 natural languages
>> on Earth, we should most of us be so paralysed by choice that we
>> say anything!
> Good point. I need to go check out some of those other languages
> to see if
> they would actually be better than English. Anyone got any
To this native English speaker, Latin languages appeal greatly. I'm
currently learning Brazilian Portuguese, it is as optimal as any
human language I've been exposed to: Definitely more regular,
compact, and euphonic than English.
> I've heard Chinese is really good, because one character can convey an
> entire word, rather than having to string multiple characters
> On the other hand, the smaller alphabet of English is kind of like
> a macro
> capability, since you can form new words out of the basic building
> Maybe a language with a smaller alphabet is better though. Greek
> has only
> 24 letters...
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