Subject: Re: C# : The new language from M$
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/28
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* David Bakhash <>
| If you want to find out more about the language, there's  a
| download, but for god's sake it's an .EXE file!

  It's one of those nifty self-extracting archive things for Windows
  victims deprived of understanding this "high" techology.

  Fortunately, you can apply unzip to it and not have to execute the
  file.  Doing so yields a .DOC file which is a lot more useful than
  an .EXE file, fer sure!  You now need _more_ Microsoft shitware to
  read the goddamn _text_.  I used the demented StarOffice suite, and
  tried to print this "document" to paper, the only medium it should
  have been in in the first place, which failed miserably, of course.
  The PostScript file looks reasonable, and ghostview can display it,
  but no PostScript printer _anywhere_ will print it for me.  Sigh.

  But C# looks like what comes out of a brilliant mind at gun-point.

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