lies about OOP

Martijn Faassen faassen at
Thu Dec 16 11:58:15 CET 2004

Peter Hansen wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> Peter Hansen wrote:
>>> Well, in any case, thanks for setting the record straight, Martjin.
>> That of course also happens to me once every while. I can take care of 
>> myself though -- Dijkstra however needs an advocate for the correct 
>> spelling of his name in this earthly realm.
> Then there's us Danes, with "sen" instead of "son" (as many people
> think it ought to be).  And I can't even claim the wrong form
> sounds noticably different, making any defense seem petty.

Obviously -sen is the only real suffix, as it's -sen in Dutch as well, 
as in Faas-sen. :)

> (Darn those Norwegians, influencing people's ideas of how a
> name like Hansen ought to be spelled, grumble, grumble.
> If they'd just invent a cell phone that used Python, as the
> Swedish have, they might deserve all that extra attention.)
> ;-)

That's not the Swedes, it's the Finnish that did that. They typically 
don't like being mistaken for Swedes. :)



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