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Old 04-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
haertig
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In honor of April 1st


Old, but still worth a read and chuckle.

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"In an announcement that has stunned the computer industry, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan admitted that the Unix operating system and C programming language created by them is an elaborate prank kept alive for over 20 years..."
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~jbruce/humor/unix_hoax.html

Great lines from the article:
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"This was Dennis's contribution, and he in fact coined the term "pointer" as an innocuous sounding name for a truly malevolent construct."
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"We stopped when we got a clean compile on the following syntax:
for(;P("\n"),R-;P("|"))for(e=3DC;e-;P("_"+(*u++/8)%2))P("|"+(*u/4)%2);"
 
Old 04-01-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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If you like that, you should really read this about C++; very funny and so close to the (perceived ) truth, that the myth is still believed by some

EDIT: Darn it, forgot link - http://www.snopes.com/computer/program/stroustrup.asp

Last edited by chrism01; 04-02-2013 at 01:57 AM. Reason: add link :(
 
Old 04-02-2013, 01:55 AM   #3
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Ha Ha Ha Ha...

To prove this correct, they would make another popular and useful programming language.
 
  


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