Musing over Namespaces

Didier PH Martin martind at
Wed Dec 15 00:04:01 GMT 1999

Hi Don,

Don said:
> I started with the question: "Why isn't there namespaces
> in normal languages like English?"  A boring and divergent
> question.

Didier reply:
Yes we have name space for English or any language. This is the non verbal
annotation that comes with the word or it is the tone or a combination of

When we write, we simply suppress the name space and this is why sometime we
have to add more qualifier or simply more explanations or add symbols like
;-) to add the name space qualifier. So if I say Pokemon ;-) (this is
because we are both parent and you now what I mean by pokemon or can imagine
the tone) , or Pokemon :-) (this is because I am under 12), or Pokemon
-( (I just came from the store and got had by a Pokemon store). So, you can
imagine symbols like ;-), :-) or :-( after a word as name space qualifiers.

Didier PH Martin
mailto:martind at

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