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Re: Re: Re: Polyglot Challenges

by awkmonk (Monk)
on Apr 23, 2003 at 14:18 UTC ( #252558=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Polyglot Challenges
in thread Polyglot Challenges

I suppose the translation would also have to get the semantics right.

COBOL provides an even bigger scope for confusion (doesn't it always?). Image translating STRING as TWINE or ROPE or FLEX or CORD? the program could very quickly become meaningless (more so than they normally do).

It's very much like the 'see no evil, hear no evil' translating as 'invisible idiot'.


'I think the problem lies in the fact that your data doesn't fit my program'.

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[james28909]: i see the predicament here.
[james28909]: maybe rename it to 'query'
[james28909]: but then you have the others as well
[Lady_Aleena]: Renaming things like get_THAC0 to just THAC0 was easy. These are harder.
[james28909]: consolidate the three subs into one

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