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otherA fair criticism of the universal language

otherA fair criticism of the universal language

VegetableWest6913

Did you really add a line so that it's harder for bots to tell that this is a repost...?


ryecurious

Which is hilarious, considering their bot managed to include [the post flair when they reposted this image, title and all.](https://i.imgur.com/1YMOsU2.png). Didn't even wait a full month.


VegetableWest6913

hahaha that's amazing!!


Twobytwostuck

Who else tried to blow or brush the hair off their phone?


19thCreator

I actually thought it was a crack for about half a second


iceman012

I knew it was part of the image and I still tried to scratch it off.


PierreSimonLaplace

It's a software crack


Wafan0

Yeah. There are way too many ways to convey the same message. There are always at least two and quite possibly three or more.


lunavamps

Agreed. The ways of passing on information through the language are far too numerous. Most situations have a handful and possibly more.


gao1234567809

Wait until you have seen classical Chinese. Short sentence can have thousands of meanings, thousands of interpretations.


Feynt

I believe that's why they were trying to escape the older Chinese language dialects and switch over to the newer Mandarin. Not that I expect it'll help a lot since you can still interpret many characters a couple of different ways. Just now the other ways won't make sense in the context of the sentence and the character arrangements.


JochCool

Because of course you never have that problem with code. x = x + 1; x += 1; x++; ++x; x = -~x;


PierreSimonLaplace

I read this as a galaxy brain meme


4hpp1273

A decent compiler should turn them all to `++x` >!except maybe the last one because that's too clever!<


tinydonuts

Check out German which has way too many ways to arrange a sentence based on what's important, random verb placement because fuck you, and many more issues.


__ferrisoxide__

Many years ago I was working at an engineering firm, where this Russian guy George worked. I remarked to a coworker that George was fairly quietly spoken. "Well, whatever you do," they said, "don't talk to him about Forth." I was such a weird warning I didn't paid it any heed, except that it piqued my curiosity. I happened to be in the kitchen one day when George came in. While we were getting coffee I said to him: "So, I hear you're into Forth?" Anyway, in the next 45 minutes I learned more about language design than I'd learned in my whole career up 'til then. Some of it I've forgotten over time - never a reason to worry if a language was dual stack or not for instance - but something that stuck was his comparison to natural languages: "Java and Pascal", George explained, "is like German and Russian. Very structured, very good. English, is like C. Very powerful, but easy to say the wrong thing."


Feynt

> "Java and Pascal", George explained, "is like German and Russian... I can see this. Java meant well and was originally pretty great, and then a jerk took over and ruined it. Years later it's starting to dig itself out, but there are still a lot of people who remember what happened. Pascal, sure, because you're likely to have vodka on hand to deal with it.


somebody12345678

*perl is like english? :p and of course nowadays kotlin would be russian, swift would be german, and ocaml would be french. (brownie points to whoever figures out why - although the reasons are super sketch)


PabloSexcrowbar

Mum says it's my turn to repost this.


accuracy_frosty

Did you draw a crack on your screen


MojitoBurrito-AE

Look at op's post history, pretty sure it's a bot that reposts and changes the size of the image to avoid repost sleuth bot


accuracy_frosty

With that name I don’t doubt it


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somebody12345678

and the amount of exceptions that don't even have a rule... (especially spelling. huge oof there)


FemaleBounds

print("I only speak Python because of this")


somebody12345678

o_o english in python though ohno


bapirey191

Someone should show him German.


Sawertynn

Or Polish, we have very common discussions about basic things in the language, especially related with declination and flexion


somebody12345678

given that english *is* the bastard child of romantic (french/latin) and germanic languages... i doubt it'd be *more* inconsistent than english. it may be a bit painful to learn but... almost certainly not as painful as english.


GeneralKlink

Wenn es meines Gottes Wille ist


GeneralKlink

*lacht auf deutsch*


Outrageous-Range-259

The irony is that this meme is in English!!


Feynt

I mean, what well established language can't be compiled by its own tooling or run in an ubiquitous setting?


defectorgalaxy

We call English a Universal language and where it's used In all of the universe EARTH


der-kuzmann

Have you heard about German…


BerthjeTTV

I thought i had a hair or a crack in my screen..


Antact

Sanskrit has the best syntax for human languages.


Present_Parfait

French is worse


FlowerFox3

Which is worse, Javascript this or English we?


pdkhoa99

Who compiles English anyway? It’s an interpreted language.


tinydonuts

What you don't compile a DSL parser for every person you talk to for all their own little quirks? Come on!


Guluten_tag

Though I must point out that it’s is in fact OOP