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Re^5: Help to have real Perl's advantage

by bliako (Monsignor)
on Jan 11, 2022 at 12:14 UTC ( #11140364=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Help to have real Perl's advantage
in thread Help to have real Perl's advantage

ok ok "started and lost" then :) hehe. Although I feel to say that it has nothing to do with speaking or being german (or being austrian) as the historical, political and economical circumstances have been documented widely already. Additionally, it seems that 1900-1950 has seen a statistical anomaly which is now slowly but steadily being fixed with the english-speaking wars (and losses) prevailing.

1min update: I don't care at all if I have to speak english or my "mother tongue" in public places neither if my variables are foreign-named (english expletives suit me fine). I have never added a comment in my code other than in english and I always make sure i make fun of all those who comment in their native languages polluting their code with unicode (ok other than because they are forced work-wise). That said, I believe that political correctness of names (of programs, projects, variables) relating only to the english language should be abandoned (e.g. piddle or gimp). And I truly condon Mitsubishi's choice of "Pajero" (warning, vulgar dictionary entry) to name one of their most popular 4x4 models, taking a word with a derogatory meaning in one language and elevating it to the pinnacle of four-wheel mechanical excellence. With a pinch of salt please.

bw, bliako

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Re^6: Help to have real Perl's advantage
by LanX (Sage) on Jan 11, 2022 at 15:52 UTC
    > Additionally, it seems that 1900-1950 has seen a statistical anomaly

    I'm not sure what you mean.

    > as the historical, political and economical circumstances have been documented widely already.

    Again ...

    I'm far from being a nationalist if it comes to German as lingua franca, and English is almost the second best choice for Germans. (Afrikaans would probably be even easier). But it was a real world language back then.

    But I'm sure an alternate history where France and England loose the WWI (Russia did BTW) would have produced a very different outcome.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      I'm not sure what you mean.

      that 2 WWars were started by Germany. This balances out in the long term.

      And I also meant that "starting a war" is not a DNA thing and that both WWars started by Germany is not a "statistical pattern". It is merely economical circumstances coming together to a perfect storm, and Capitalism is known (for 100 years at least) to cause Imperialism which causes War and Slaves.

      There's another factor to take into account: There was an uprisal in 1918 Germany (ok parts of it, R.Luxenburg's and K.Liebnecht's deaths anniversary this week) in the style of the Bolshevik revolution a year earlier. The Freikrops had a significant role in crashing it and SPD in using them. To me, Freikrops is the beginning of fascism in Germany. All these on economy grounds, nothing nationalist or "aggression-in-DNA" (latter is nonsence) etc. Freikrops brutality was a political choice of brainwashing people to violence, by the economy powers and their political puppets (SPD of all things!).

      And another point to consider, in the original language debate: Capitalism will optimise language, like everything else, for profit. Some languages are simpler/easier than others. In school we learned that French were very strict with their language and did not borrow foreign words light-heartedly (one example teacher said was "Le Weekend") but now with this digital revolution, internets, YT where are they? Can they resist for long?

        There is still a debate who or how WWI started.

        Germany around 1900 was like China today, it's economy was getting constantly stronger.

        If they started the war at that point, it wasn't very clever timing.

        I remember an American book "The coming war with Japan".

        Now it's s/Japan/China/

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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