[FORGED] Re: Chemical structures with plain TeX
r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Jul 7 03:54:28 CEST 2019
On 7/07/19 1:02 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2019-07-07 at 10:20:05 +1200, Rolf Turner wrote:
> > I think that in the context of the current "discussion" the following
> > quote (origin unknown) is relevant:
> > > There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be,
> > > any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to
> > > write bad code.
> This is not the point. Phil suggests a user interface in plain
> English so that the code is comprehensible even without the need to
> consult any manuals.
But that *is* the point. Even if the interface were designed to use
"plain English" (whatever *that* means) if would still not be the least
bit difficult to write bad (i.e. incomprehensible) code.
Just think about the amount of "ordinary" English writing that one reads
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