Jim Weirich wrote:

> Sean E. Russell said:

> > Statements like these are not only valid, but common.

> My favorite example of this is Bruce Eckel's comment on Ruby that the
> if/unless statement modifiers are backwards from the way we talk.  And
> then in the comment itself he uses the following two sentences:
> 
> * This makes sense if you used to be a Smalltalk (or perhaps
>   Forth) programmer, [...]
> * It also makes sense if you grew up Pennsylvania Dutch [...]
> 
> (http://onthethought.blogspot.com/2005/01/thinking-in-ruby-not.html)

Haha, yes, I saw that too when I read the article :-).

* If you used to be a Smalltalk (or perhaps Forth programmer), this
makes sense.
* If you grew up Pennsylvania Dutch, it also makes sense.

These don't read as well in my opinion.

        nikolai

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