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To troll properly, you have to make a general assertion that will tick off most of the community, like "It's obvious to everyone who isn't a bonehead(like most here) that Java is in every way superior to any dinky little hand-rolled language you simpering fools might prefer" It doesn't work properly if you make it clear you're just expressing a personal opinion.

--, please practise your trolling harder

OK, I'm just kidding. Personally, I share your opinion.

I think Paul Graham gets away with his critiques because he makes it totally clear that he is completely partisan, but in a very non-hostile way.

Plus I have a lot of respect for someone whose basic attitude seems to be "I'm having a great party over here all by myself. Come and boogie anytime you want." It's got me looking, which is something no other advocate has ever managed.

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by l3nz (Friar) on May 30, 2004 at 09:07 UTC
    Ok I'll go practice my trolling harder..... :-)

    I love reading Paul Graham - his On Lisp book - available freely - is a collection of jewels (written in Lisp, of course...) but you'll have to learn from it in any case, whichever your language of choice might be. Still I don't get convinced to leave my Java for Lisp in real world system building. :-) A 500hp roadster might be fun for the experienced driver, but I'd rather drive a sensible sedan every day going to the mall....