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Philip Newton
October 19, 2000 00:30
Re: Transcription of Larry's talk
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On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Adam Turoff wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 10:58:45AM -0700, Larry Wall wrote:
> > Yes, but if we go down that route, we're gonna end up with all the
> > verbs at the end.  Instead of "print @foo", we get something like:
> > 
> >     @foo wa kaite kudasai;
> So,
>    mitsu no @foo wa kaite kudasai;  # print $foo[3];

That should probably be something with "@foo no dai-san no youso wo kaite
kudasai"? ("mitsu no @foo" sounds like "the @foo belonging to three", or
maybe "the third @foo" to me.)

> That brings up two questions:
>   - what's the ordinal for 'zeroth'

Presumably, dai-rei or dai-zero. (With "zero" being pronounced zeh-ro and
not zee-roh.)

>   - are lists 'long-flat-objects' or 'tall-cylindrical-objects' 
>     or 'short-fat-cylindrical-objects'?
> Inquiring gaijin want to know!  :-)


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