Can somebody explain how the Japanese use Ruby language? Do they have built-in function names and class names in Japanese, or are they compelled to English characters and names as I/we am/are used to? I am wondering , whether an Indian , not knowing English or even English characters can use a version of Ruby in his native language , say, Telugu(తెలుగు). Prasad
on 2013-11-06 17:50
on 2013-11-06 22:06
Prasad, As far as I know, Ruby has English-based keywords, class names, and method names everywhere. In fact, the first character of an identifier must be 7-bit ASCII (there's been discussion on the list in the past about the impossibility of having identifiers composed entirely of Cyrillic characters). There have been programming languages modeled after other human languages, though; see < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-English-based_pro.... That page lists a few in Hindi and Tamil, but I don't see any Telugu.