Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:17 UTC
Features, Office A few weeks ago, we talked about how the rise of computing, a field wherein English is the primary language, is affecting smaller languages, and more specifically, the Dutch language (because that's my native tongue). Of course, it's not just the smaller languages that are affected - English, too, experiences the pressure.
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Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

Space is generally treated as a separator, so, if a variable is called "my salary" instead of "mySalary" would create ambiguity for the compiler: "what is the variable name? 'my'? if the variable name is 'my'... what the hell is 'salary' here? I do not know a reserved word called 'salary' and after the variable 'my' I expect an operator or a function name to invoke"... or something like that ;)


Quite easy: "my" is the (data)type of "salary". :-)

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