Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I just interpreted that as them typing program instructions into their computers. They spoke them aloud because that's what characters do in movies and TV to accommodate the audience -- they read aloud, they say what they're typing, etc.
But in both cases, Flynn and Alan speak to their programs in normal conversational English
. And Alan even mentions Tron's identity disc, which is something that no one in the real world should even know about...
Imagine there's something like a universal translator operating....