• verstra@programming.dev
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    27
    ·
    edit-2
    2 months ago

    This is the real big-endian way. So your things line-up when you have all of these:

    file_dialogue_open
    file_dialogue_close
    file_dropdown_open
    file_rename
    directory_remove
    

    If I were designing a natural language, I’d put adjectives after the nouns, so you start with the important things first:

    car big red

    instead of

    big red car

    • funkless_eck@sh.itjust.works
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      6
      ·
      2 months ago

      If I were designing a natural language, I’d put adjectives after the nouns, so you start with the important things first

      So - French?

      • lunarul@lemmy.world
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        4
        ·
        2 months ago

        The thing is that in French, Spanish, etc. it still makes sense if you put the adjective before the noun, even if it might sound weird in some cases. An adjective is an adjective and a noun is a noun.

        But English is positional. Where you put a word gives it its function. So “red car” and “car red” mean different things.

        • deadbeef79000@lemmy.nz
          link
          fedilink
          arrow-up
          1
          ·
          edit-2
          2 months ago

          That’s because they are romance languages. They come from Latin where word order is irrelevant as each “word” has a different form for the specific use.

          • lunarul@lemmy.world
            link
            fedilink
            arrow-up
            1
            arrow-down
            1
            ·
            2 months ago

            Yes, that’s what I said. My native language is a romance language too. And after speaking it her whole life, my wife has trouble getting the grasp of how in English swapping two words completely changes the meaning of what she’s saying (especially when it’s two nouns, like e.g. “parent council”)

    • dohpaz42@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      5
      arrow-down
      1
      ·
      2 months ago

      Heathen! You must alphabetize all the things!

      Like seriously. It makes scanning code much easier.