Subject: Re: C# is not Dylan (was: Re: C# : The new language from M$)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/01
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.dylan
Message-ID: <>

* "Michael T. Richter" <>
| That's the first time I've seen someone describe a profusion of
| parentheses as "clean".

  Congratulations!  That's means you have finally opened your eyes to
  the _existence_ of people who don't share your closed-minded view on
  syntax.  That's no small feat for a man in this day and age!  I hear
  tolerance is such a virtue over in the Dylan camp, so you must feel
  almost like a white supremacist who saw the first black in his life,
  or the uptight puritan who first discovered gays and lesbians on his
  own -- such wild and unbridled expansion of your consciousness is so
  seldom achieved without drugs these days.  Man, you are _so_ lucky.

  No wonder Dylan dropped its clean, attractive syntax -- had it
  retained it, the Dylan community would have had to deal with so much
  hostility in their own ranks -- as always, it's _so_ much better to
  find an external "enemy" to ridicule and denigrate, especially when
  it's someone you think you're competing with because you might have
  been friends if you were any smart, but if you choose infix, being
  smart is just _not_ an option.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.