Supplant?! (Re: Could Python supplant Java?)

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Aug 22 01:41:31 CEST 2002

Nicola Musatti wrote:
> "Bo M. Maryniuck" wrote:
> [...]
> > If C gives you enough rope to hang yourself, C++ gives you enough rope
> > to bind and gag your neighborhood, rig the sails on a small ship, and
> > still have enough rope left over to hang yourself from the yardarm.

For the record, while that text was in Bo's message, it was in his signature.

This text, according to a quick Google search, was in the magazine 
Electronic Design, July 24, 1995, p. 105, though I didn't try to find
if this was the original appearance, nor who was the author.

> Gee, all with one programming language... talk about general purpose :-)



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