You could say I'm a strong advocate of internationalization
of Anglo-centric programming languages. Earlier, I
that learning languages with English
words adds an extra level of difficulty, or two if you don't
even know the Latin character set. Mirod
even posted a
code which would remap basic commands.
Of course, you can almost hear merlyn
telling you how
difficult it is to parse Perl
Certainly, something more robust should be developed,
perhaps even as a module at the parser level, which would
simplify implementation somewhat, although at the expense
of compatibility, and the cost of re-working several low-level
components to allow such flexibility. As such, you could
make a patch to the lexer, re-compile, and have a customized
"frperl", "deperl", or "jperl".
A lot of people commented that "English is easy to learn",
but I'm skeptical. Learning Perl and English at the same
time can't be all that easy, and regardless of how "easy"
it is to learn English, learning Perl should be easier.
Consider trying to learn something like Ruby,
but where all the good documentation happened to be
in Japanese only.
These "translated" languages are intended to be like
training wheels, to be used where required and discarded
when no longer necessary. Once you have a good handle on
English, it would be fairly trivial to port any old
native language code to regular plain-old Perl.
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