Does Microsoft like Perl and PHP?

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Wed Oct 17 19:31:52 BST 2007

On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 09:44:28PM +0100, Tim Sweetman wrote:
> Nigel Rantor wrote:
> >Lyle - wrote:
> >
> >>Dave Cross wrote:
> >>
> >>><pedant>
> >>>Do you mean "hear, hear"? :-)
> >>></pedant>
> >>>
> >>>Dave...
> >>
> >>
> >>I debated about which he[ar][re] to use.. Got that sneaky feeling I 
> >>was going to look like a prat. English certainly isn't my strong 
> >>point, not good at any languages that aren't logical, so great at 
> >>computer languages, but rubbish at spoken ones.
> >
> >
> >Or indeed written ones.
> >
> >  n
> Long ago, Mark Jason Dominus wrote 
> (
> Here's the real reason why Lisp won't win. The Lisp programmers don't 
> want it to win. They're always complaining that not enough people are 
> using Lisp, and that Lisp isn't popular. But they humiliate and insult 
> newcomers whenever they appear in the group. (The group regulars would 
> no doubt respond to this that the newcomers deserve this, because 
> they're so stupid and argumentative.)
> Now, why does that sound familiar?

Because your mail reader is on crack and stripped the <pedant> tags *and*
the smiley, both of which clearly indicated it wasn't meant to be an insult
in any way, shape or form?

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