[BangPypers] Responding to people who lack the curiosity

Pradeep Gowda pradeep at btbytes.com
Fri Jun 12 15:40:55 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Pradeep Gowda<pradeep at btbytes.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Srijayanth Sridhar<srijayanth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Names are irrelevant on the internet, so I agree with both of you in a
>> certain way.
> Well, there is one way to be relevant   in programming circles,
> which is often condensed to -- "show your code or GTFO".
> Ruby language recently lost a prodigal programmer. See _why's euology here [1]
> The programmer Guy Decoux was mostly  known by his famous shell prompt
> pigeon% and
> `ts`, the prefix he used for his functions.
> His code was his communication. Of course, this is an ideal worth striving to :)
> Names do not matter, however identities still do.
> In the absence of an established identity, people will be weary about you.
> Your real name or an already established nick elsewhere  is a good start.
>> You say your piece and back it up by the best references you can find. That is
>> the accepted way of academia, industry and arts.
> Good call. I thought so too about it on my way to work.
> I will stick to what I know. Art, not much :)
> [1] http://hackety.org/2008/09/25/legendNeverToBeSolved.html

Please read the first line as "please read _why's euology of Guy Decoux [1]" .
The original sentence might parse differently than I thought initially.


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