Baguette on Snails
On July, 19th 2008, I gave a talk at Lugradio Live UK 2008, in Wolverhampton. This was about a fake web framework, I called Baguette on Snails. If the principle of building a programming language in "frenglish" was obviously a very bad joke, the background is very true.
Every programming language uses english keywords, and if you want to learn programming, you have to learn English, in order to read and understand manuals, tutorials, articles, help files, etc.
This is an issue. More than 2/3rd of the world population doesn't natively speak english, and probably never will.
Anyway... You may want to:
- Browse the Baguette on Snails talk, as a HTML-S5 file.
- You can download it as a tarball file, too, with markdown source and all.
- You may see the source code I've used to simulate a Baguette on Snail ViiAime. This code is published under the terms of the WTFPL. Perfectly suited for such a pointless stuff.
The Snail thing
For those who want to reproduce the tiny snail cursor as a progress bar, it looks like this:
It's two normal underscore, an arobase (@), and a special latin character: ƴ
In the Unicode table, its little name is:
U+01B4, LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH HOOK