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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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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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Would learning any natural language in particular further your programming career?

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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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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Programming languages, positional languages and natural languages

Some programming languages are modeled on machine code, like assembly languages. Other languages are modeled on a natural language, the English language. Others are not modeled on either machine code ...
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Scrum for team split between two spoken languages

I have a team that without a single common language among all of the team members. The team is split across two locations (though the geography isn't the main issue). All team members in each location ...
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Which spoken languages should I try to support in my android application? [closed]

I'm developing a small android app, which is regional independent. I'm curious, which language should I try to support? At the moment I'm only sure to support the languages I speak fluently. This is ...
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Insert grammatical mistakes in a correct sentence

I'd like to insert grammatical mistakes (not typo) in a correct sentence, to make a small game. For instance: My name is John -> My name are John He leaves the room -> He leave the room I ...
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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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Why do websites have to ask language and country when the browser can tell them that?

So, why do websites have to ask (spoken) language and country when the browser can tell them that? Edit: Specifically, I mean why not use the accept-language section in the http header, set by the ...
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Where can I find translations of OSI-approved licenses?

I'm looking for a site/page somewhere that has translations of common open-source licenses. In particular, I'm looking for translations for the MIT license. Is there a site or resource somewhere that ...
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How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?

We have a few interns here that have orders from college to integrate speaking, reading, and writing French into their internship. All of them are working on developing their own web application, and ...
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Has there been research into programming linguistics?

Programming languages are formal languages, but unlike many formalisms, they also have certain inherent meaning defined by their operational semantics, or, in the case of markup languages, ...
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Dealing with bilingual(spoken language) code?

So I've got to work with this set of code here for a re-write, and it's written by people who speak both English and French. Here's a snapshot of what I'm talking about (only, about 4000 lines of ...
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How should I name the language data files?

Recently I decided to add some translations to my program. I wonder how I should name the language files? in the culture's name of the language (example: english = en, french = fr, italian = it, ...
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What are the main programmers web sites in other countries? [closed]

Looking at the demographics of sites like this one, there seems to be a very heavy US weighing of users. I know there have been discussions about using English as a programmer, but the are some large ...
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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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Programming and Ubiquitous Language (DDD) in a non-English domain

I know there are some questions already here that are closely related to this subject but none of them take Ubiquitous Language as the starting point so I think that justifies this question. For ...
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What are the most important concepts to understand for “fluency in developer English”?

In April, I'm going to be giving a talk called **English 2.0 - Understanding the Language of Developers" to a group of English teachers. The purpose is in two hours to give them a quick background in ...
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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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The present and future of programming in local languages

Can programming become language-independent? Will we always program in English? Will we ever be able to program in our local languages? Is there any research that addresses the matter? Are there any ...
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Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer? [closed]

I'm currently studying Latin at school, and what I've learned is that it's a very logical language. I feel this has contributed to my programming ability, as it makes it my code easier to understand. ...
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Can we provide a login functionality in multiple language?

My username is krunal. And If i type my name in any language like Gujarati(કૃણાલ), Hindi(कृनल) or English(krunal) in username textbox than it should allowed me to login without any specific ...
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Are programmers good at learning “spoken” languages? [closed]

This might be slightly off topic, but I'll risk it, as the site is about Programmers ! Programmers are good at constantly learning new programming languages, but how good are they at learning a new ...
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Does one's native spoken language affect quality of code?

There is a school of thought in linguistics that problem solving is very much tied to the syntax, semantics, grammar, and flexibility of one's own native spoken language. Working with various ...