Musing over Namespaces

Didier PH Martin martind at
Tue Dec 14 21:40:41 GMT 1999

Hi Don,

Don said:
"What is the social impact of using namespaces in English
or any other spoken/written language?"

Didier reply:
This is what Pokemon are doing! They append a name space identifier to each
sound they make. Now you know the secrets of Pokemons :-)). Concerning the
social impact, just ask to each parent what they think of Pokemons :-))

Seriously, allowing each one to create his own language has obviously
certain consequences. One of them is that only the name space vocabulary
creator can understand the meaning. Have you ever understood what a pokemon
said? me neither :-))

PS: my spell checker wants to replace Pokemon by Poke on!

Have a good day
Didier PH Martin
mailto:martind at

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