Non Native Speakers
Well, I'm not a native Perl speaker. ;-)
I'm not even a native English speaker. Obviously. This can be hard sometimes.
Altough I would like to qualify my English as "quite o.k." I encounter problems reading documentation and code.
My problem (as I analyze it) is that I'm often unsure if I understood something correctly. And if I clearly don't, I find it hard to identify if it is due to complicated content, peculiarly used words or technical terms I don't know.
For the non-native speakers: Do you have similar problems?
For the native speakers: Imagine reading when you are really tired. I think this should feel more or less the same than reading technical writing in a foreign language.
And then all these little jokes. I really enjoy them, but they sometimes make it really hard to get the main content.
Another question for the native speakers: How do you feel when you are reading non-natively spoken (baby) English? Are you annoyed at the many mistakes?
And then: If you compare this to computing languages? Most of us are non native