Cooking with Linux - Imaginary Languages

Programming languages aren't languages per se. You can't go out into the street and say, “print 'Hello, world!\n';” to passersby without raising the occasional curious eyebrow. In the right crowd, however, that might work as well as boldly proclaiming “naDevvo' yIghos” in a roomful of Klingons. It's all in how you say it and to whom.

Marcel Gagné is an award-winning writer living in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of the Moving to Linux series of books from Addison-Wesley. Marcel is also a pilot, a past Top-40 disc jockey, writes science fiction and fantasy, and folds a mean Origami T-Rex. He can be reached via e-mail at You can discover lots of other things (including great Wine links) from his Web sites at and



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