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Re^5: PBP in German out of print - solutions? -- lost in translationby Discipulus (Monsignor)
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my first thought was the same of shmem as he expressed it above.
> That's a pretty arrogant approach, ..
I cannot see any arrogance from shmem even if he used the shitty adjective related to translations.
> .. our working language is German.
Figure mine is Italian (Eatalian)! It is unuseful to hide ourself behind a little finger: computers world is totally dominated by English language. Olivetti loose the game and PC has born in English speaking lands. Amen.
It is unbelievable that a programmer, a Perl programmer nowadays is unable to read and understand technical documentation in English. I do not say he must able to write and to speak as an English native, but c'mon English is a very simple language to read and understand!
A stack is a stack and the same is for array and tail call .. what if someone present himself here asking for queue call problem while he meant a tail call one?
More: we live in shared world and community: in my opinion even sourcecode must be thought in English, directly. What if you find sourcecode in github in Polish? good luck..
I started coding in Eatalian; it was many years ago: see my second post here (2002) I had to explain a bit the translation of some variable name. I abandoned Eatalian the very same year for source code..
Now I can read and, somehow, write back a good level english, not everytimes but it seems you understand me, so must not be so bad. Consider I never take a course of English at school nor privately.
Can I finally assert that English understanding is unavoidable requisite for a programmer? If your coworkers will spend some time/money in English lessons it can be only a positive thing in perspective.
> And I've seen far too many native English speakers in this business who only excelled in speaking English and in nothing else.
This is another story, an unrelated one: world is full of stupid people
> And too many stupid German bosses with your attitude supporting them...
See above and consider that I cannot see nothing in the shmem answer deserving to be put within stupid German bosses.
There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
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