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Re: The Dynamite Trick

by Argel (Prior)
on Aug 20, 2012 at 21:36 UTC ( #988516=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Dynamite Trick

Nice, but shouldn't we replace "dynamite" with something modern like C4 as a nod to chromatic? =:)

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Re^2: The Dynamite Trick
by ambrus (Abbot) on Aug 20, 2012 at 22:16 UTC

    To modernize terminology, let's also replace

    • “the Swiss army chainsaw” with “the Swiss army lightsaber”;
    • the “monastery” with a “university” and monk-related labels for experience levels with labels related to contemporary academic education;
    • dragons with dinosaurs;
    • the NodeReaper's sickle with a combine harvester (I think Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man has something like this);
    • “teletypes” and “terminals” and “terminal emulators” and “consoles” with “plain text debug windows”, “carriage returns” and “line feeds” with “beginning of line control characters” and “next line control characters” respectively;
    • possibly constant “variables” with “bindings”, and “functions” in impure languages with “subprograms” or “subroutines” or “procedures”;
    • “regular expressions” with “patterns” (like perl6 does);
    • camels with SUVs in the camel code;
    • Visual Basic with Visual C# in My computer broked down after perl install.

    (This reply is a joke.)

      You consider dinosaurs to be modern?!

      Just how old are you?

      perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

        xkcd://460

        Update 2013-05-03: slightly after this node was posted, there's another relevant strip at xkcd://1104.

        Don't worry about dinosaurs.

        They've been saying 'oh, we'll get them out of the lab and into production anytime now,' almost forever.

        I'll believe it when I see it, but suspect they're just not gonna' happen.

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