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Was just reading an article on from the Daily News on The Internet Relies on People Working for Free, and talks about cURL. Was curious what that was so googled it.
I was reading c U R L.
So did not click straight away this was curl, which i read a one word.
Don't know if this more related with dyslexia differences, or how I use the shape of words for remembering, which gets me confused when I spell a word correctly, know it is spelt correctly, but because it is either all lower case or has a first letter capital I just stare in confusion why the word looks wrong.
No most humans are Typoglycemic and it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
The link is to Matt Davis who attacks the idea and demonstrates that it's possible to construct sentences that can can have dual meanings using the first/last letter rule. But there is certainly some truth to the idea.
I read it the same way, but didn't wonder - I just said to myself: "Oh, so it is implemented in C. Fair enough."
I've been working among Python programmers for too long. I never saw any other group of programmers so eager to tout their implementation language. Fortran programmers never named their applications "forSomething", Pascal programmers didn't call them "pasMyApp" or Cobol programmers "cobSolution". Well, occasionally it might happen, but for 99,9% of the solutions, the application name was some indication of the problem it solved or some product marketing name - not the name of the implementation tool. But Python programmers do that. To such a degree that I have come into the habit of stripping off any prefix that matches a common programming language name.