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Maverick* Research: When English Is No Longer the Programming Language

Published: 02 October 2013

ID: G00258221

Analyst(s): Ray Valdes, Gene Phifer , Partha Iyengar


Shifts in the geopolitical, economic and religious landscape may reduce the dominance of programming languages based on English and the Latin character set. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Historical Context
  • Why Native-Language Programming?
  • Possibilities for a Non-English Future
  • Examples of Non-English Programs
  • Cyberwar Scenarios and Non-English Software Ecosystems
  • Contingency Planning for Less-Than-Probable Scenarios

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