Re: Stroustrup's Confession (bogus?)

Anton Sherwood (
Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:11:35 -0700

Erik Moeller wrote:
> ... as I dig into Japanese, I find that it offers many advantages to
> other languages, with the drawback of unnecessary politeness verbs.
> (It is, in many aspects, more simple than English, you don't have to
> worry about pronouns so much.)

Years ago I jotted down some features that I might want to design into a
language -- and later found that Japanese has most of them. Now, if
only something could be done about those homophones ...

"How'd ya like to climb this high without no mountain?" --Porky Pine
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