David A. Black wrote:
On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
Mike G. email@example.com writes:
Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
It’s also a way to remember that Ruby is just a lisp that
has been Matzacred.
Is the intended pun “massacred lisp” … or “Matz’ sacred lisp”?
Both are true.
You’re not the first person, not even the first person on this list,
who scoffs at Ruby – and that’s your prerogative – but please do not
talk about Matz as someone who has “massacred” any language.
Aside from being snide and obnoxious, the notion of a massacre is just
plain wrong. Lisp is still alive, and you can still use it.
Let’s be nice.
Maybe Internet discussions such as this shouldn’t be taken so seriously.
I think Matzacred is funny and obnoxious at the same time, which is why
I don’t mind it. I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the
If you were aiming to be a peacemaker, then you made a crucial mistake.
You did not address William J.’ posts, which have been at least
equally obnoxious. It appears that you are only censuring Pascal.