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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Not Again, Racism
Posted Apr 17, 2012 4:03 UTC (Tue) by brianomahoney (subscriber, #6206)
Take your head out your ideology for long enough to see that my post is IDIOTist, not RACist.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 4:17 UTC (Tue) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
PS: yes, I really have a membership card, it makes a great conversation starter :) That's why I got it in the first place.
PPS: What? Politics on LWN?!? Are we turning into Slashdot?!??? Help!
Not Again, Racism, Communism
Posted Apr 17, 2012 4:45 UTC (Tue) by brianomahoney (subscriber, #6206)
No one is telling you what to write in, ML, Lisp ... C++, that is Libertarian just to STFU about others, but we know, and most of us now simply ignore your nonsene.
Thank you for starting the firestorm of intolerance that I wanted to illustrate!
Posted Apr 17, 2012 6:06 UTC (Tue) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
We can argue about usefulness of DSLs or about the ways to extend JS. I can see that ML and Haskell people have some great arguments in favor of their language.
However, your arguments in favor of PHP can be summed as: "Basic is worse than PHP, so PHP is good".
That's kinda... weak.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 20:10 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Or to phrase it as a political joke I've heard here in the states, "Both parties are bad, so vote Republican." (I don't, BTW.)
Looking through that (lengthy) article, I think Edsger Dijkstra's comment on BASIC may also apply to people who've only coded in PHP:
It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Granted, this is coming from the same person who said gotos are bad without exception. I think reality is a bit more subtle than such stark pronouncements.
PHP's suckiness, though, appears to be anything but subtle. Glad I stayed away from it.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 15:59 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
That is all. I just wanted to add a Leftist vote for PHP. Please don't flame me.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 18:11 UTC (Wed) by juliank (subscriber, #45896)
Posted Apr 18, 2012 18:34 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
That was when I was young and agile, now that I am older I have learned not to do anything too clever in my code.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 11:19 UTC (Tue) by AndreE (subscriber, #60148)
Posted Apr 18, 2012 16:13 UTC (Wed) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
The US has a right-wing and an extremely-right-wing party.
That's an interesting perspective. Placing myself into your view of the U.S. political system leaves me pining for an extra extreme right-wing party. :)
Posted Apr 19, 2012 14:03 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576)
I'm confused - are you saying that you want a party even more right-wing than the US Republican party or have I misunderstood?
(BTW from the UK perspective I believe the US Democrat party would probably be unelectably right-wing.)
Posted Apr 19, 2012 14:51 UTC (Thu) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Apr 21, 2012 15:47 UTC (Sat) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
You said it, not me. ;)
> are you saying that you want a party even more right-wing than the US Republican party or have I misunderstood?
Yes. A party that runs up 4.9 trillion dollars in debt in just 8 years (2000-2008) is not conserving anything.
please cut the politics
Posted Apr 21, 2012 16:24 UTC (Sat) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Apr 22, 2012 22:12 UTC (Sun) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
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