If programming languages were religions…

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C++ would be Islam – It takes C and not only keeps all its laws, but adds a very complex new set of laws on top of it. It’s so versatile that it can be used to be the foundation of anything, from great atrocities to beautiful works of art. Its followers are convinced that it is the ultimate universal language, and may be angered by those who disagree. Also, if you insult it or its founder, you’ll probably be threatened with death by more radical followers.

via: MMM’s Twitter

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  • Ali
    15 June 2009

    Very funny, I think it is really fitting 🙂

  • Leonard Jones
    18 June 2009

    Dear Mahmood,

    I have been watching you (on and off) for a few years now. You won me over when you
    reported the child abuse at a Mosque, and the grandmother using a baby as an air bag.

    What attracted me to your Blog was your logic and biting wit. At some point, you toned down
    your reporting. Digital cameras, Ipods, and iMacs are nice, but if real change is ever to come
    to the Middle East, a lot of people are going to have take a stand!

    Right now, millions of Iranians are taking a stand. Like the Cedar revolution and the Ukranian
    example, all things are possible if you lose your fear of the consequences. At least your country
    has a free speech clause. Excersize it! You were at your best when you were the Dennis Miller
    of the Middle East.

    I do not want to see you as a martyr, but if it comes to pass I will travel to Bahrain and kick your
    Prime Minister in the balls! Free people need to have a free exchange of ideas. There was a
    great video game called Redneck Rampage. The first two installments had soundtracks.

    In the past, “Live free or die” said it all. Give me liberty or kiss my, suck my whatever, or give me
    death ignited the one true revolution in the history of mankind.

    My dear friend, visit Youtube and look up Mojo Nixon, a country rock artist and his anthem of
    freedom “You Can’t Kill Me.” Millions of Iranian’s have no doubt gotten the message.

    Millions of Eastern Europeans were inspired by the anti-athoritarian messages in the music
    of Frank Zappa. “This is the Central Scrutinizer,” from the rock anthem Joe’s Garage.

    As my father was fond of saying, “They can kill you, but they can’t eat you.”

  • mahmood
    18 June 2009

    Many thanks for your sentiments Leonard. I’m sorry that I’m no longer living to your expectations. One does what one can, and then I try to do some more.

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