Musical Instruments and Programming Languages (was RE: ANN:


#1

Eh, looking at it from the other direction…

On a piano, you might be able to use more fingers, but you are limited
to
which sounds you can produce because each key is tuned to a specific
note.

In thinking with fretless instruments (isn’t a violin fretless?), you
have a
continuous range of possible sounds. Of course some sound better than
others…

I tend to think of Ruby as the Stratocaster of programming languages.

I would have pick a fine Olson :slight_smile:

– Jim W.

And that would make visual basic… the karaoke machine of programming
languages?

sd


#2

DEBAUN, STEVE [AG-Contractor/2400] wrote:

And that would make visual basic… the karaoke machine of programming
languages?

No, the viola … as in “What’s the difference between an onion and a
viola?”

“Nobody cries when you cut up a viola.”

Or – “A man drops a viola, a banjo and an accordion off the top of the
Empire State Building. Which one hits the ground first?”

“Who cares? As long as they all get smashed to bits!”


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

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#3

If a violin is the equivalent of ruby code,
then my banjo must be the equivalent of trying to re-write all of ruby
in perl and then running it through a java VM…on windows!

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 12:09 +0900, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

Or – “A man drops a viola, a banjo and an accordion off the top of the
Empire State Building. Which one hits the ground first?”

“Who cares? As long as they all get smashed to bits!”

Charlie B.
http://www.recentrambles.com


#4

Q: What’s bigger, a viola or a violin?

A: They are the same size, it’s just that violinists heads are bigger.
Ha
ha!

-Alan


#5

Is a dump truck better than a Porsche?

What are the requirements?

-Alan


#6

Molitor, Stephen L wrote:

OK I’ll stop now.
And the fiddle players can double-stop.


James B.

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#7

Q: What’s the definition of a quarter tone?

A: Two oboes playing in unison.

Q: What’s the difference between a saxophone and a lawn mower?

A: Vibrato.

OK I’ll stop now.

Steve


#8

The violinists can double-stop, the fiddlers can triple.:slight_smile:

-Alan


#9

Molitor, Stephen L wrote:

Q: What’s the definition of a quarter tone?

A: Two oboes playing in unison.

That’s an old piper joke.

Q: What’s the difference between a saxophone and a lawn mower?

A: Vibrato.

What would John Zorn say???

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#10

On Friday 26 May 2006 8:43 am, James B. wrote:

And the fiddle players can double-stop.

My wife’s step brother has a collection of music jokes that is just
great.

http://www.osbornmusic.com/jokes.html

Kirk H.