firstname.lastname@example.org (James Logajan) writes:
> NOTE TO LISP AND FORTH FANS: one important reason your languages
> have never caught on may be due to the fact that many natural languages
> follow the "subject verb object" form. Usage of SOV, OSV, VSO, and VOS
> are less likely
So, FORTH should be extremely popular in Japan, because Japanese is
very much SOV.
And your theory doesn't account for the popularity of the WIMP
interface, which is basically OV (select object, select action).
(A nice theory shot down by dirty facts.)
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