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Lingua Franca: How Our Mother Tongue Changes Our Code

by Chris Sinjakli

Published September 27, 2013 in Programming

In the quest for maintainability, we've tried to make code as readable as possible. But our notion of readability is strongly tied to the languages we learn from birth. I'll walk through an example of a library that made a technical compromise for the sake of making code look like English, and how other natural languages may never have pushed this compromise.

Given at Over The Air 2013 (Ignite Bletchley Park)