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Pierre Quentel wrote:
http://khason.biz/blog/2004/12/why-m...ff-with-c.html


I almost didn't look at this, but I'm glad I did - quite a fun comparison,
nicely arbitrary and reminds me of RFC in a similar vein :)
Michael.
Jul 18 '05 #2

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>From the web site:
"Why Microsoft can Blow-Off with C#? These people have thought up
programming languages Fortran, Prologue, Ada."

The author is ignorant. Fortran was invented by IBM in the late 1950s,
long before Microsoft existed. Ada was commissioned by the U.S.
Department of Defense in the 1970s. The Prolog programming language is
not spelled "Prologue".

Jul 18 '05 #3

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be*******@aol.com wrote:
From the web site:

"Why Microsoft can Blow-Off with C#? These people have thought up
programming languages Fortran, Prologue, Ada."

The author is ignorant. Fortran was invented by IBM in the late 1950s,
long before Microsoft existed. Ada was commissioned by the U.S.
Department of Defense in the 1970s. The Prolog programming language is
not spelled "Prologue".


I don't think that "these people" is refering to Microsoft. Instead, it
is refering to the three pictures below the text. I assume they are the
pictures of the respective authors of these languages.

The bottom line of the article is that languages authored by men with
beards are more successful than those authored by people without beards.
At least the anecdotical evidence to that is overwhelming :-)

And there is hope for Python, as Guido has recently been seen with a
beard :-)
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...g/IMG_3061.jpg

Regards,
Jan
Jul 18 '05 #4

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Jan Dries wrote:
be*******@aol.com wrote:
And there is hope for Python, as Guido has recently been seen with a
beard :-)
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...g/IMG_3061.jpg


LOL, he is working on linux, isn't he?

So it was about bloody time.

--

hilsen/regards Max M, Denmark

http://www.mxm.dk/
IT's Mad Science
Jul 18 '05 #5

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On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 14:18:15 +0100, Jan Dries wrote:

<snip>

The bottom line of the article is that languages authored by men with
beards are more successful than those authored by people without beards.
At least the anecdotical evidence to that is overwhelming :-)

And there is hope for Python, as Guido has recently been seen with a
beard :-)
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...g/IMG_3061.jpg

Regards,
Jan


What about languages USED by men with beards? There may be hope for me
yet.

Regards,
Rick

Jul 18 '05 #6

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Max M wrote:
Jan Dries wrote:
be*******@aol.com wrote:
And there is hope for Python, as Guido has recently been seen with a
beard :-)
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...g/IMG_3061.jpg

LOL, he is working on linux, isn't he?

So it was about bloody time.


Guido Van Rossum is now working on linux??
Jul 18 '05 #7

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On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 17:54:49 +0800, Jon Perez <jb********@wahoo.com> wrote:
Max M wrote:
Jan Dries wrote:
be*******@aol.com wrote:
And there is hope for Python, as Guido has recently been seen with a
beard :-)
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...g/IMG_3061.jpg

LOL, he is working on linux, isn't he?

So it was about bloody time.


Guido Van Rossum is now working on linux??


Are they both left-handed? Hm, sinister ...

Regards,
Bengt Richter
Jul 18 '05 #8

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http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...g/IMG_3061.jpg


Here is the link giving the context for that picture
http://tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2...08/DynamicJava
The other person is Larry Wall. Samuele Pedroni is in the next one.
A rather interesting meeting.

Terry J. Reedy

Jul 18 '05 #9

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Anyone know of a cached copy where the photos are present?

The whole thing makes little sense with the photos gone.

Pierre Quentel wrote:
http://khason.biz/blog/2004/12/why-m...ff-with-c.html

Jul 18 '05 #10

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"Jon Perez" <jb********@wahoo.com> wrote in message
news:34*************@individual.net...
Anyone know of a cached copy where the photos are present?

The whole thing makes little sense with the photos gone.

Pierre Quentel wrote:
http://khason.biz/blog/2004/12/why-m...ff-with-c.html


It would hardly make more sense with the photos.

"Not the law is clear? There is a beard - there is a success.
There is no beard - you are guilty. "

Terry J. Reedy

Jul 18 '05 #11

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Terry Reedy wrote:
It would hardly make more sense with the photos.
The photos would be graphic evidence and would make
it more entertaining to read through.

"Not the law is clear? There is a beard - there is a success.
There is no beard - you are guilty. "

Terry J. Reedy


And what about the moustache issue and Grace
Hopper (COBOL is/was a very popular language but
very much maligned and criticized like Perl and
BASIC whose creators had moustaches instead of
beards) ?

Also, what about C#? AFAIK, Heljsberg has neither
beard nor moustache, or is he sprouting one now (no
pic to confirm...)?
Jul 18 '05 #12

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