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Programming Languages as Religions

2008-12-17 15:20:25.064728+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Alec sent along If programming languages were religions, pointing out that I'm a Perl user:

Perl would be Voodoo - An incomprehensible series of arcane incantations that involve the blood of goats and permanently corrupt your soul. Often used when your boss requires you to do an urgent task at 21:00 on friday night.

But the last few days have been in C++, and that fits too.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 16:09:16.610808+00 by: ebradway

Not sure what would be better, but Python is anything but "unrestrictive". In fact, it's Python's attempt at removing restrictions that make it less "simple":

Python would be Humanism: It's simple, unrestrictive, and all you need to follow it is common sense. Many of the followers claim to feel relieved from all the burden imposed by other languages, and that they have rediscovered the joy of programming. There are some who say that it is a form of pseudo-code.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 16:10:29.667646+00 by: ebradway

And there's a long essay due about "What happened to BASIC?" Of course, the short answer is "Bill Gates".

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 17:03:24.870114+00 by: markd

I figured C++ would be a cult of Cthulhu

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-17 17:25:43.204882+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

"void typedef boost::shared_ptr<myobject> obj(new MyObject(args) );"

"Yod He Vah He—Come not in that form!"