Re: (SC22.1411) (SC22WG20.3030) (TC304.2308) translating logical operators

From: Alain LaBonté  (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 08:52:58 EDT

À 11:18 2000-06-11 +0200, Harald Tveit Alvestrand a écrit:
>At 11:09 09.06.2000 -0400, Alain LaBonté wrote:
>>À 09:58 2000-06-09 -0400, François Pinard a écrit:
>>>Tom Garland <> writes:
>>> > TC304. Does anyone know if the following logical operators are globally
>>> > understood or must they be translated for each language?
>>> > AND
>>> > OR
>>> > ~ (not)
>Microsoft abused its users by translating the function names in the Visual
>Basic for Applications - Excel 5.0 or thereabouts.
>It was really, truly, marvellously horrible.
>They have now learned the error of their ways, and run the same Visual
>Basic in all language versions of their newer products.

[Alain] Yes. That was an initially unthought mistake. People learn from
their mistakes.

There would have been a more clever way to do it... It would have been to
use numbers internally to convey function ids and to use an editor to
translate from/to the user's language, if they would have liked to do i18n
cleany on this. Visual Basic being an interpreted language, it needs an
editor/interpretor anyway.

Alain LaBonté

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