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Re: Re: Re: Re^2: Perl as Language

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on May 24, 2004 at 13:30 UTC ( #355897=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re^2: Perl as Language
in thread Perl as Language

I think the estimates for Welsh and even Gaelic suppass 2 million.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re^2: Perl as Language
by Juerd (Abbot) on May 24, 2004 at 13:37 UTC

    I think the estimates for Welsh and even Gaelic suppass 2 MB.

    That still in no way says anything about Esperanto.

    Esperanto is used and lives.

    Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

      Esperanto is used and lives.
      Yeah, but it feels like Haskell to me. That's used and lives as well, but with just a relatively small amount of "speakers". (And the ability of Esperanto to create new words from a root plus pre- and postfixes looks a bit like Currying to me).

      Abigail

        just a relatively small amount of "speakers"

        Most people who know Esperanto learned it for fun and/or travel. And for that it functions very well, as long as you know other Esperantists. Obviously Esperantists know where and how to find eachother.

        There is Pasporta Servo, "a directory of people who are willing to host other Esperanto speakers in their homes for free. As of 2004, there are 1227 hosts in 79 countries."

        And then there are the many Esperanto meetings/events. There are dozens every month.

        Yes, there are not many Esperanto-speakers. But that is neither negative nor a problem.

        I can understand that one can decide that Esperanto isn't interesting enough for them because there are not many speakers (although so far I've found finding other Esperantists much easier than finding other Perl coders), but I absolutely hate it when someone says Esperanto is dead, unused or a failed experiment. It might not be your favourite language, but don't spread lies (Note: this last paragraph is not in reply to what you said).

        Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

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