According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_language there indeed is an old Dutch BUT most of the writings of that time were mostly latin which isn't all that surprising.
I did run across these interesting tidbits;
- oldest sentence has been identified as Dutch: Maltho thi afrio lito ("I say to you, I free you, serf") used to free a serf.
- the most famous Old Dutch sentence is probably Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan, hinase hic enda tu, wat unbidan we nu ("All birds have started making nests, except me and you, what are we waiting for")
Too few tidbits to make a random tagline thingy out of and also is
as far as utf-8 characters are concerned. Oh well, I tried.
major conversation would be something like blub, blub.
I beleive you mentioned the latter already.
All very interesting if one is interested in languages
I find it interesting despite the fact that none of them have anything to do with me. I speak English but I am not English and never have been as far as I am know. Same with Dutch for that matter but I don't mind learning new things even if I never use it.
I would rather become fluent in the Python language, that
supports UTF natively.
Understood. Personally I have been using bash scripts with assorted other tools (sed, grep, fold) which are far more lean and mean than python, or perl for that matter, which also supports utf-8 and has been in production far longer than python. So far all I've required perl for is it's pack function for converting pkt and msg headers to binary for nodes that subscribe to that mode of operations for messaging. Internally everything messaging here is utf-8 text based and has been since I first started focussing on making utf-8 work for me locally. The same could easily be done with python but to be honest I've been hoping to get rid of perl and NOT replace it with something else just as overbloated and essentially unwanted. I can't see myself using it ever, nevermind for fidonet capable utf-8 messaging. What for?
Since I first encountered python AGES ago I have never found anything appealing about it that I can't achieve with far less resources. Howver I can see it's appeal to MS type hackers given their chosen platform which is most definetly developmentally crippled. Unfortunetly I see that same attitude spreading to linux via lame distributions such as Ubuntu. :::sigh:::
They are my preferred tools for any idea I get as well.
if I look into the history and use of Python
than likely due to the lack of suitable development tools in WindowsLand and has spread lately to include Ubuntu types as well as the Android people. Last I checked the Android people cited python apps only second to java based ones which explains the lack of Android within my sphere of influence. I don't use java either and never have and never likely will as it appears to be on the abandonware road.
That is my story and I am sticking to it. ;-)
I think Van Russum still sticks to his principles.
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