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Old 04-01-2003, 06:00 PM
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Default New Programming Language - Competitor to C#?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/whitespace/' target='_blank'>http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/whitespace/</a><br /><br /></div>A new programming language was announced today: Whitespace.<br /><br />"Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren't there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax."<br /><br />They even have a interpreter already available. Amazing!
 
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:07 PM
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The perfect language for our new global IT ploicy as announced this morning
> > From: IT Dept
> > To: General Staff
> > I thought you'd like to know that there are a lot of changes that are
>going to be taking place across the board as far as the servers & personal
>computers go.
> >
> > The goal is to remove all laptop computers by 31 March 2003 and all
> > desktop computers by 30 April 2003 as a part of the ongoing cost-cutting
> > around the organisation.
> >
> > Instead, everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch.
> >
> > There are many sound reasons for doing this:
> >
> > 1. No boot-up problems
> > 2. No technical glitches keeping work from being done.
> > 3. No more wasted time reading and writing email.
> > 4. No more worries about power cuts.
> > 5. Budget savings on Upgrades unparalleled
> >
> > Frequently Asked Questions from the Etch-A-Sketch Help Desk:
> >
> > Q : My Etch-A-Sketch has all of these funny little lines all over the
> > screen.
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: How do I turn my Etch-A-Sketch off?
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: What's the shortcut for Undo?
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: How do I create a New Document window?
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: How do I set the background and foreground to the same colour?
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: What is the proper procedure for rebooting my Etch-A-Sketch?
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: How do I delete a document on my Etch-A-Sketch?
> > A: Pick it up and shake it.
> >
> > Q: How do I save my Etch-A-Sketch document?
> > A: Don't shake it.
> >
> > Regards
> > IT Technical Support Team
> >
:jester:
 
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:20 PM
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ok i asume this is a joke 0X
 
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:22 PM
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ok i asume this is a joke 0X
Scarily, no. A legit interpreter exists and people have already written toy programs with it. 8O I think the concept was the joke. :lol:

--janak
 
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:40 PM
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ok today its 1st of April so there is a lot of jokes floating on the web, i think i will stop surfing today before i get confused lol

"PALM RULEZ" on top of the Pocket PC thoughts logo has to be one of them as well lol

There is no way Jason would not notice that lol
 
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