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Is it a good practice to code in English? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English? I have a development comming that is intended to be sold across Latin America (Spanish speakers), but I've ...
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How to name parts of your program as a non native English speaker [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English? I am from the Netherlands and we speak Dutch. I have worked on quite a few projects now in various ...
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Non-English Naming Conventions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English? I know that there are non-English based languages out there, where keywords are in some other tongue, but ...
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HTML/CSS in Other Spoken languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English? Do developers who don't natively speak English still code using english property and tag names? Like, would ...
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Would learning any natural language in particular further your programming career? [closed]

It seems apparent that English is the dominant international language for programming based on previous P.SE questions (though a highly upvoted comment correctly points out that asking a question like ...
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When should the programmer's spoken language be used during development? [duplicate]

I'm an Italian developer, but I have a good understanding of English. Sometimes, when developing an application targeted for an Italian audience, I wonder whether it is correct to use the Italian ...
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How do programming languages benefit from being based on English? [closed]

I think the world now programs in English-based programming languages not only because of historical/economic circumstances, but because the English morphology in particular has some properties that ...
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Why don't compilers support non-English keywords? [closed]

When you read C, C#, Java, Python, PHP and many other programming languages all the syntax is written in English. Simple code like this if (X+1 > 4) { } while (A == true) { } Is written in ...
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What is programming like in the Japanese language? [closed]

Is the code written in Japanese? Are filenames in English? What about like a C preprocessor? Is that still in English? Are comments in Japanese? Examples would be nice too.
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Why aren't there more multi natural language programming languages?

Are there any programming languages that are available and extendable in more than one natural language? For instance, an english version with a do..while loop, a Spanish version with a ...
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Non-English-based programming languages [closed]

The University of Antioquia in Colombia teaches its introductory programming courses in Lexico, a Spanish-based, object-oriented .NET language. The intent is to teach programming concepts in the ...
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How permissive should a language be about identifiers?

This is a sister question to: Is it bad to use Unicode characters in variable names? As is my wont, I'm working on a language project. The thought came to me that allowing multi-token identifiers ...
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Should source-code in textbooks and the like be translated?

A few weeks ago, my class was assigned to translate to Portuguese the book Real World Haskell. As I did the translation of the text and comments, I started to wonder if I should translate the code as ...
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English to French translation of computing terminology [closed]

I work in France as a Java programmer, mainly in French, but am a native English speaker. My level of French is pretty good (French wife!), but one thing I have problems with is working out whether to ...