Hi --

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005, Nikolai Weibull wrote:

> 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.

If you grew up Pennsylvania Dutch, it also makes sense; end.

:-)


David

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