Programming language humor

I love the Smalltalk & Lisp stories.  It seems right now that *every* single cool advance in programming comes with a couple of old guys screaming that Smalltalk or Lisp did it better umpteen years ago. 


About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at
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  • James Robertson

    That might be because nothing new has come out of Java, or C#, or even Python or Ruby. It was all done a long time ago, and the general theory seems to be that anything w/o curly braces and semi-colons is worthless :)