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Re: Re: Non-English posts on Perlmonksby wufnik (Friar)
|on Jul 10, 2003 at 15:54 UTC||Need Help??|
i find myself defending Vennis again, surprised a little by your assertions, in particular:
"Yeah, and? It's not going to reduce the size of the "main", English-speaking island. ". if i cannot understand a posting, it diminishes the information i am able to glean from perl monks. if there are many such postings, while they may be of intrinsic worth, i will just tend to switch off, more and more. like i do from my old spam-ridden email accounts. i will choose a medium less polluted by things i can make no sense of . likewise, can you imagine cb, if it were continually interspersed with comments you could not understand?
perl itself is rooted in english to an extend it is hard to get away from; the pod is rooted in english, the source comments are in english - i find it odd that advocating, as Vennis has done, that the same should apply to perlmonks should so many hackles.
particularly when he, from what i can gather, is dutch.
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