John Ousterhout (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
|| OK, enough is enough. I can see that I'm not going to be able to fool you
|| guys. I confess everything. You're right. It all *was* an evil
|| conspiracy. There really isn't a shred of merit in Tcl, or C++, or Perl,
|| or C; there is not a single reason on earth why anyone should use any of
|| these languages for any programming task. Scheme truly is the perfect
|| language that solves every problem and combines the virtues of every
|| other language. For years we've been plotting to trick programmers into
|| using bad languages. Yes, I mean "we". Many many people have participated
|| in this sinister plot, including Larry Wall, Dennis Ritchie, Bill Gates,
|| the Bureau of ATF, most of the LAPD, and Mark Fuhrman (sorry you guys, but
|| the truth has overwhelmed me so I've been forced to expose you). I feel
|| just terrible at how I have set the programming world back, and I promise
|| to be a good boy from now on.
And suddenly, we're going to see this quote in the preface
of every Scheme book out there. All 3 of them.