i'm not “a female” / “a male” / “a they/them”
please, just call me by my gender!
Having lived in three different countries and interacted with people from all around the world made me realise that Polish names have some pretty unique quirks – to which, as a native speaker, I didn't give too much thought, while foreigners find them quite strange.
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YAML gets praised for being clear and human readable, but it’s also criticised for being ambiguous.
SUML is an attempt to keep the good things about YAML but remove its ambiguity and needless complexity.
I need to rant.
I’ve had enough of Germany. I know, I know, it’s given me opportunities that I could never expect in my homeland of Poland, I’ve spent amazing three years here, I married the love of my life here... But now it’s not time for good stuff. Now it’s time for a complaint.
Here’s (some of) the reasons why I want to move out from this country.
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I don’t really like Esperanto. As a language. As an idea I love it from all my heart! ️ That message of unity, peace and understanding though a common language! That brilliance of simplification and unification!
But I’ve always seen it advertised as “extremely simple”. Simple indeed, but extremely? You can certainly do better!
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As much as I love Cohen’s Hallelujah, there’s one verse that always bothered me. “Your faith was strong, but you needed proof”. Seriously? It’s not how those words work!
If you require proof or evidence to believe in something, it’s called common sense, not faith.
If you accepted some fact after being presented evidence for it, it’s called knowledge.
If you believe in something despite the lack of evidence, that’s faith.
It’s not that hard to get those words right.
The idea is to create a simple (in terms of complexity, not ease of use) programming language, that will have quite a concisesyntax, that will play with the power of Unicode and most importantly – will be fun to create ;)