And that for me is the power of P6 - the fact that you WILL be able
easily to write such a module. In fact, why not write a module
Lingua::Francais that maps all the P6 constructs into French, thus
making it much more accessible to the vast number of people whose
primary and major secondary language is French.
I've never said that switch ... case was better than given ... when
or that switch ... case was even a good construct.
I have said that given ... when sounds weird as a construct
(not mentionning the use of past participle and on top of that of an
I understand the meaning and I can get over it
but is proliferation of English idioms, words a good idea?
There're bunch of words that could describe the same idea
in a sligtly different manner.
Perhaps writting a la smallTalk could be the solution.
getting rid off all shortcuts and change them into explicit description
entities and write english sentences, not programs.
This could be nice but I will first have to learn English.
Anyway, I will write my own 'Lingua::Given::Francais' with avec ...
(well, if I can - ^^; xx 1000 )
Ditto, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Indeed, if that is done at the start of the utilisation of P6, it would
ensure that P6 is used across the globe, and probably be the teaching
language of choice for computer science in most non-English countries.
The difficulty will be - unfortunately - that in some languages the
logic will not map exactly because some human languages have different
logical constructs. Hence there is the likelihood that some of the
programming in other languages might still be awkward. However, I think
that will be a minor consideration for student programmers who are not
forced into learning a "pigeon" form of English in order to code their