Perl's lack of 'in' keyword
jns at integration-house.com
Thu Oct 9 20:53:38 BST 2008
On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 19:18 +0100, Iain Barnett wrote:
> On 9 Oct 2008, at 3:29 pm, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> >>> Nah, it's not the "perl thought police" you have to worry about with
> >>> that one - it's the radical functional programming fifth columnists
> >>> posing as otherwise respectable members of the perl community ...
> >>> /J\
> >> Is that a double invocation of Godwin's Law by stealth?
> >> It was, of course, in "1984" that the fascist government
> >> controlled people
> >> though making the language smaller and resisting changes. That
> >> makes the
> >> "in"-crowd proles, not 5th columnists. Unless you're a fascist :D
> > I can only conclude that you are replying to a different message.
> I can only conclude your fibbing, unless you don't understand the
> link between "thought police", naziism, 5th columnists, paranoia, the
> control of language, and the dislike of challenging ideas.
So I am either lying or I am stupid? And you were querying the tone of
discourse around here.
I think you might want to consult the archive of the list to discover
the rules of this list.
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