Re: Microsoft.FUKT

2001-05-04 Thread will
- Original Message - From: Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: London.pm [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 3:09 PM Subject: Microsoft.FUKT ``Microsoft is preparing a broad campaign countering the movement to give away and share software code, arguing that it potentially

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Piers Cawley
Richard Clamp [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 09:48:46AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: And much, much more! we'll switch to using . instead of - Yay!! p6-languageBut then what do you use to

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Richard Clamp
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 10:25:07AM +0100, Struan Donald wrote: i kind of like - from a visual point of view. Your eyes will be adapted to server perl6. /borg -- Richard Clamp [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: cocktails

2001-05-04 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Simon Wistow ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: And they didn't eat as many waffles as we did. ahhh waffles, a classic student food - what did you eat your waffles with? i ate mine with mayo and chick sticks (fish finger like bits processed chicken) -- Greg McCarroll

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Struan Donald
* at 04/05 10:22 +0100 Dave Hodgkinson said: Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: i kind of like - from a visual point of view. much more like APL... ;-) i'd not know about that. seem to recall seeing an example of APL in a book once and it looked very scary. or it might have been

RE: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 4:07 PM They really don't learn do they? The thread beginning with http://www.cookwood.com/cgi-bin/lcastro/perlbbs.pl?read=4666 is a hoot. I particularly like the post where our hero says: No,but its true-- strict

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Dean
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:17:25PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: Oh, and you've just gotta love the mentality that sees 'gay' as an insult. Gives a real feel for the kind of person we're dealing with :) Just to clarify is this the 13 year old? Dean -- Profanity is the one

RE: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Dean [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 4:30 PM On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:17:25PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: Oh, and you've just gotta love the mentality that sees 'gay' as an insult. Gives a real feel for the kind of person we're dealing with :) Just to clarify

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Dean
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:32:35PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: Well, the 13 year old now claims to be 20. But no, this is his friend bk who kills people for a living in Hereford! Um. I no longer want children. Dean -- Profanity is the one language all programmers understand

Re: cocktails

2001-05-04 Thread James Powell
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 10:34:55AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Simon Wistow ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: And they didn't eat as many waffles as we did. ahhh waffles, a classic student food - what did you eat your waffles with? i ate mine with mayo and chick sticks (fish finger like

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Dominic Mitchell
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:47:43PM +0100, Dean wrote: On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:32:35PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: Well, the 13 year old now claims to be 20. But no, this is his friend bk who kills people for a living in Hereford! Um. I no longer want children. You *wanted*

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Leon Brocard
Alex Page sent the following bits through the ether: On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:54:05PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:47:43PM +0100, Dean wrote: Um. I no longer want children. You *wanted* them? :-) Deep fried? Tastes like chicken! Leon -- Leon

Re: Native Code Experts

2001-05-04 Thread Robert Price
At 05:07 PM 5/4/01 +0100, Dave Cross wrote: Thought you might be interested in this post from our frind the Hereford Killer. Someone posted some code that used for(;;) loops. And this was bk's response: [snipped excellent advice] Remember, for loops are for JS, not perl. You cant use semicolons

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Piers Cawley
Andrew Bowman [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: [1] If he weren't such a twit he'll compliment you on your ability with the English language once he realises you're not American! (As in the American lady who struck a conversation with my mother - after a few minutes the American lady said Gee. You

Re: Native Code Experts

2001-05-04 Thread Piers Cawley
Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Thought you might be interested in this post from our frind the Hereford Killer. Someone posted some code that used for(;;) loops. And this was bk's response: begin_quote Erm, My eyes keep darting to your FOR loops. For is mainly used in

Re: Native Code Experts

2001-05-04 Thread Martin Ling
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 05:30:02PM +0100, Robert Price wrote: Maybe we should send him the London pm review copy of the new Learning Perl when it arrives. I'm sure he'll appreciate this goodwill jesture, especially if a certain few take the trouble to autograph it for him. And our masterful

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Dean
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:54:05PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Um. I no longer want children. You *wanted* them? :-) Not really, guess I'm proof of Darwinism at work ;) As an aside think of his parents sitting there become more and more filled with dread and fear as they realise that

Re: Native Code Experts

2001-05-04 Thread Martin Ling
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 05:33:16PM +0100, Roger Burton West wrote: On or about Fri, May 04, 2001 at 05:29:10PM +0100, Martin Ling typed: And our masterful social engineering strategy for getting his address is...? Tell him he's gay if he doesn't admit his address. ...say YOUR GAY and

[OT] Anyone want a Defender?

2001-05-04 Thread David Cantrell
I've got bored with my Defender, so am selling it. Anyone interested? ObLondon.pm: defender beats watching buffy on the stupid-box any day of the week. -- David Cantrell | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/ Rip, Mix, Burn, unless you're using our most advanced operating

Re: [OT] Anyone want a Defender?

2001-05-04 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Fri, 04 May 2001, you wrote: I've got bored with my Defender, so am selling it. Anyone interested? ObLondon.pm: defender beats watching buffy on the stupid-box any day of the week. the '80's video arcade game? ... hmmm .. well, if it was Pheonix Firebird I might have been tempted ;) --

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Damian Conway
still, if damian gets his way we'll no doubt be able to have modules/filters that mean we can still use - :) I *guarantee* it! It will definitely be possible in Perl 6, because even with our primitive earth technology we can do the reverse today:

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Simon Cozens
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 08:14:47PM +1000, Damian Conway wrote: package DotsForArrows; use Filter::Simple; FILTER { s/\b\.(?=[a-z_\$({[])/-/gi }; That's BORING. Obviously the right way to do it is to allow lvalue overloaded operators, and overload . for everything. -- The

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Dave Cross
At 17:56 04/05/2001, Dean wrote: Does the author of the book take an interest in the web group? I'd hope she'd be on there correcting him. She's around occasionally. She's a bit busy at the moment - getting the next edition finished before her baby is born later this month. Dave... --

Re: [OT] Anyone want a Defender?

2001-05-04 Thread Greg McCarroll
* David Cantrell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 11:10:41PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: I'd be tempted Dave, but as I got the high scores on the machine on my first go at it in a few years I don't really see the challenge anymore ;-) Thanks for reminding me to

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Fri, 4 May 2001, Robin Szemeti wrote: On Fri, 04 May 2001, you wrote: The man who sees, on New Year's day, Mount Fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant is forever blessed. -- Old Japanese proverb The man who sees, on New Year's day, Mount Fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant is

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Leon Brocard
Damian Conway sent the following bits through the ether: I suppose you'll want me to put that on the CPAN now. ;-) Yes. Didn't we sponsor you for this ;-) Leon -- Leon Brocard.http://www.astray.com/ Iterative Software..http://yapc.org/Europe/