Hello fellow monks,
Today i saw a portugese post of code. This surprised me a bit. Didn't ever see a non-english commented/described piece of code here i think.
I understand there's no law against it. I do consider it a problem. I don't expect anyone to use perfect english (would exclude me for sure :-) but an reasonable understandable or at least trying to be understandable is the least i think.
I will put my statements here and hope you might support me on this or convince me why i see wrong (either would make me happy :-)
Posting in non-english is not good for the following reasons: You will decrease the results on a topic in a search for solutions.
You will miss topics of interest.
You will miss usefull comments of people that dont speak your language.
You will divide the power of the perlmonks community into 'islands' of knowledge
People could just as well post PHP-code with english comments, it's just as useful for me (might be even more useful).
Ofcourse i don't want to make it a problem at the moment, because it's an incident. But it might be good to think about it.
Q: Why did the Perlmonk cross the road?
A: He wanted to escape the match.
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