Mathematica 7 compares to other languages

Xah Lee xahlee at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 21:50:44 CET 2008


On Dec 2, 12:21 pm, Lew <l... at lewscanon.com> wrote:
> Xah Lee wrote:
> > LOL Jon. r u trying to get me to do otimization for you free?
>
> These are professional software development forums, not some script-
> kiddie cellphone-based chat room.  "r" is spelled "are" and "u" should
> be "you".
>
> > how about pay me $5 thru paypal? I'm pretty sure i [sic] can speed it up.
> > Say, maybe 10%, and even 50% is possible.
>
> The first word in a sentence should be capitalized.  "PayPal" is a
> trademark and should be capitalized accordingly.  The word "I" in
> English should be capitalized.
>
> Proper discipline in these matters helps the habit of mind for
> languages like Java, where case counts.
>
> Jon Harrop has a reputation as an extremely accomplished software
> maven and columnist.  I find his claims of relative speed and
> compactness credible.  He was not asking you to speed up his code, but
> claiming that yours was not going to be as effective.  The rhetorical
> device of asking him for money does nothing to counter his points,
> indeed it reads like an attempt to deflect the point.

Dear tech geeker Lew,

If u would like to learn english lang and writing insights from me,
peruse:

• Language and English
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/bangu.html

In particular, i recommend these to start with:

• To An Or Not To An
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/an.html

• I versus i
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/i_vs_I.html

• On the Postposition of Conjunction in Penultimate Position of a
Sequence
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/t2/1_2_and_3.html

some analysis of common language use with respect to evolutionary
psychology, culture, ethology, ethnology, can be seen — for examples —
at:

• Hip-Hop Rap and the Quagmire of (American) Blacks
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/sanga_pemci/hiphop.html

• Take A Chance On Me
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/sanga_pemci/take_a_chance_on_me.html

• 花样的年华 (Age of Blossom)
  http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/sanga_pemci/hua3yang4nian2hua2.html

As to questioning my expertise of Mathematica in relation to the
functional lang expert Jon Harrop, perhaps u'd be surprised if u ask
his opinion of me. My own opinion, is that my Mathematica expertise
surpasses his. My opinion of his opinion of me is that, my opinion on
Mathematica is not to be trifled with.

Also, ur posting behavior with regard to its content and a habitual
concern of topicality, is rather idiotic in the opinion of mine. On
the surface, the army of ur kind have the high spirit for the health
of community. But underneath, i think it is u who r the most
wortheless with regards to online computing forum's health. I have
published a lot essays regarding this issue. See:

• Netiquette Anthropology
  http://xahlee.org/Netiquette_dir/troll.html

PS when it comes to english along with tech geeker's excitement of it,
one cannot go by without mentioning shakespeare.

• The Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus, annotated by Xah Lee
  http://xahlee.org/p/titus/titus.html

Please u peruse of it.

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/


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