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I went for a bike ride around Lisse yesterday. Lots of Japanese tourists, boy friends dutifully photographing their ladies for Instagram and for the first time in NL I was fearful of the traffic while cycling. Flowers were nice but I wouldn't do it again on a public holiday.
Crossing the street in Amsterdam:
look left one more time
look into the 4th, 5th and 6th dimensions
look into the past and the future
look into the souls of your unborn children
still get hit by a bike
I was thinking about the word "language", as in programming language. And then I was thinking about HTML and XML. These two are also called languages, but are they really?
I think to qualify as a language, something has to have procedural statements, not only declarative statements. It would be like a human language having only nouns but no verbs. It wouldn't be much of a language.
What do you think? Inquiring minds want to know.
The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.
I think it's a question of context. In certain contexts to call them a language is a non sequitur but in a lower level of context they fit as in a medium to transmit data. They don't qualify as a medium to compose a computer program.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"