Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dropped off around 0630 last ngiht :\

Spent msot of it hacking on the SOP Rewrites and chatting with friends. The room clearing section is quite difficult, it needs to be sufficantly normalized which is a sticky operation. Trying to balance between short and sweet with completeness makes managing its verbosity a tricky one to.

I also spent some time doing a little translation work. I quite like trying to translate small portions of text between English and German, because it gives me a chance to get a greater feel for the language. You've got to learn to think a different way when using another language, I generally try to be as accurate as I can but enjoy the 'soft spots' where the idea becomes clear but, trying to put express it in the other language is hard.

I would love some day, the opportunity to learn it in a lot more depth. I'm generally able to read well enough when I have a dictionary to help, but... Trying to express things well is a bit more challenging. It takes time and experience to learn a languages grammer. It's not quite like learning a programming language... Given decent documentation I generally can pick up most common programming languages in an hour or two depending on it's size, I especially love it when some kind of Backus–Naur Form (BNF) listing is available, makes learning a programming language much faster lol.

Conventional languages for people on the other hand, ain't quite so simple :\

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