[fpc-devel]FreePascal International Proyect

Ralf A. Quint ralf at aztechvision.net
Sat Jun 2 19:56:19 CEST 2001

At 08:52 AM 06/02/2001 +0000, adrian15 wrote:
>FreePascal International Proyect
>    As you may know I'm trying to translate Pascal into "Spanish Pascal". And
>it's very difficult. I would like to propose you one thing before it's too 
>    Somewhere I've read that you're rewriting completely the code (in 
> order to
>make it faster?). Well, here is my proposal.
Well, no personal offense, but i think that was a funny one. I'm not a 
native English speaker either and I have seen in the past similar attempts 
(i can remember a German BASIC and a German Pascal as well, no Open Source 
of course, it was at least 10 years ago) and the products ended up in nowhere.
I doubt that translating the keywords of a programming language into a 
"local" language will have any serious advantage for those learning how to 
program, rather on the contrary.
One of the good things IMHO about the current, existing programming 
languages is that they are international, as everybody "speaks" the same 
language, regardless what his native language is.
I work on another, international Open Source project (FreeDOS) and i 
couldn't imagine that we would make any serious progress if everyone would 
use his/her localized version of C,Pascal or assembler or whatever. Not to 
mention that there are languages which use different character sets than 
the standard 7bit ASCII uses for all existing language (ok, ok, except for 
APL and maybe some other exotic varieties..;-))). How do you think about 
localizing FPC into Russian or Chinese????

just my 2c,

take care,


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