Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Clone Wizards of Time and Space

The talk, Code Generation: The Safety Scissors Of Metaprogramming by Giles Bowkett.

The quote, "This is how Lisp guys think of Lisp and the Lisp community: intergalactic voluntarily bald clone wizards of time and space who the womens are be lusting fors."

He literally said that. I'm not paraphrasing. One more time in case you missed it.

Intergalactic Voluntarily Bald Clone Wizards of Time and Space Who The Womens Are Be Lusting Fors.

I for one am quite offended! I resent the continuing perception that Lispers are smug and arrogant. Nothing could be further from the truth! We do not see ourselves as some sort of secret society with magic powers beyond the comprehension of you mere mortals.

Ray, Squire of the Grand Recursive Order of the Knights of the Lambda Calculus


Ethan Vizitei said...

Well said, my Liege.

Michael Finney said...

Yes. From my experience, having different computer science solutions helps make great things happen. I think some people will eventually get it. There are great advantages in knowing a Lisper or being a Lisper too.

Beyond getting a solution from a Lisper that no-one else shared (Thanks again Ray), I know they generally will never let you down. Never gonna make you cry. Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you. Never going to Rick Roll you. Well.. never mind that. ;)

Chris Gore said...

And we aren't voluntarily bald either!