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    Programming In Different Languages

    Some folks told me there is a variant of Cobol who is in French who exist. Ok it's cobol... i won't bring back this dinosaur. I don't know the reason why you do look into that, but frankly, not sure it's a good idea. Despite the fact the compiler can just convert "IF" to "SI", "GOTO" to "ALLER À" and "THROW" to "JETTER" (for French again), we are missing the point there is a huge ecosystem of tools for development. Some IDEs implement a custom parser or validator to improve the quality of error detection (example: PHPStorm who use php docs and js docs to simulate a assigned type in a variable/return value and offer an auto-complete and validation who match the type, this is pretty brilliant), or there is a lot of documentation available for the programming language, where now, need to have N variants, for every language (for the docs, in addition to have the documentation translated, to have the documentation functions translated). Also, since translating some programming languages to other is simply a piece of changing keywords, some languages are a huge challenge. Whats happens with language where the char change based on the previous char, like Arabic. Or what about languages where we read right to left. Suddenly, we will need to have a debugger and a grammar... And I'm not talking about the limitations on the organizational side. You want to have a development made on 24hours (like with a team in Europe, in America and one in Australia/China), that will be rough. A lot of companies documents stuff in English, despite the fact the language spoken in the area/company is not English. It's could be also a brake/downside in case the company or technology is bought by an external company. Tom Scott have made some YouTube videos who he explains pretty well the hell who exists on stuff regarding internalizéa, internalizata, i18n (Not sure if i can post them there). So now, add those huge challenges to the technical aspect for the syntax of the language, and you will see why there is not a lot of non-English programming languages. Cheers :-)
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    Windows 10 on a 32GB Hard Drive

    Hi! Quick (newb) question here, I've started to look for a cheap laptop for a relative, for a light use (internet navigation, Netflix, light Word/Excel…) with Windows 10, and while I’m was looking at the specs, I’m was a bit shocked to see several computers sold in the 200–450$CAD price range with only a 32 GB eMMC hard drive. While I can understand those manufacturers want to use an eMMC hard drive to save on costs, get better performances, and improve battery life, it seems odd to me 32 Gb is a decent size for a Win 10, while usually the OS takes about 15 GB, more or less. I have the feeling those manufactures just want to compete (on the price point) with Chromebooks but using Win 10, and ignoring the usability. In fact, I have seen one of those computer on display in a brick and mortar store, and I have checked the available space: 9.9 GB. I guess I can save some space by removing some bloatware, but even with that, I guess I will lose those space gains by installing MS Word/Excel. So, even if the user does not store personal files on an SD card, do you think in the long run (2–3 …4 years), the user (BTW, not a power user) is going to run into problems or get caught in a bottle neck, having to run the tool to clean up the drive on a regular basis (and guess who will have to do that…) using those 32 GB hard drive configuration with Windows 10. I do believe a plain old 500 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive is a better option, despite the slower speed and higher energy consumption in this use case? And do I am wrong by thinking 32 GB hard drive laptops is like smartphones with 8 GB of storage space, both a bad thing for the consumer? Thanks!