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: Microsoft.FUKT

2001-05-04 Thread Robert Thompson
This is great news for people who aren't huge fans of Redmond Empire -- not only is the spinfo in the article largely wrong (but superficially plausible, typical FUD) but there's nothing they can do about it! They're in trouble and they know it.

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/