Let’s start of this year good and well by posting a rant, right off the bat!
Programming is something that’s being done all around the world, by all kinds of people. Americans, Italians, Russians, you name a country, they got programmers for sure!
I always thought it was common sense to program in English, even if all the characters needed for your language are supported. I can wrap my head around that though, if you do a function name or something in your native language. But what really pisses me off is when people put comments in their code in their native language. Had to figure out how something worked a few days back, but I honestly couldn’t understand batshit, since the comments were in Russian or some other gibberish language or something!
If you’re programming for a large userbase of which you know has some non-Russian people, then please, do everyone a favour and do the comments in English, even if your English sucks really badly. That would’ve helped me a lot more, ’cause I could’ve at least guessed what something was for. With Russian comments, I have nothing to go by, seeing as how I don’t get shit about how a function’s supposed to work to begin with.
So if you ever get into programming, have some common courtesy, program in English will you?