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> I'm talking places this ugly American programmer has never heard of, where they speak crazy nonsense moon languages I can't understand. But get this. Stand back while I blow your mind, people: these brilliant programmers still code in the same keywords we do! I know, crazy, right? Jeff, a mere hour after your post, Canonical announced "they're helping the Chinese government add Chinese specific features to Ubuntu, which will become the reference architecture for a Linux distribution, backed and developed by the Chinese government", see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/22/china_makes_linux_os_with_canonical_help Are you sure the Chinese government won't afterwards find a Western software company to help them add Chinese-language keywords and library names to a programming language, backed and developed by the Chinese government? I know, crazier, right? I think you're underestimating the extent to which the Chinese government can set standards for IT within its own borders, just as Google did a few years back.
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I've been a Microsoft developer for decades now. I weaned myself on various flavors of home computer Microsoft Basic, and I got my first paid programming gigs in Microsoft FoxPro, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Visual Basic. I have seen the future of programming, my friends, and it is terrible...
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