Andrew M. Kuchling
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 11:50:29 -0400 (EDT)
Sean Mc Grath writes:
> "Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs" (Nicklaus Wirth)
> "Python + XML = Programs" (Andrew Kuchling)
Problem: I never said that. :)
That does spark a thought, though; poking through the
Python-quotes file, "PYTHON = (P)rogrammers (Y)earning (T)o
(H)omestead (O)ur (N)oosphere." from one of your old .sigs is pretty
good, though not XML-specific. The two XML-related quotes from Paul
Prescod aren't really suitable and they're too long for T-shirts,
Here's an idea derived from the XML/SGML use of the word
"element". (I vaguely recall someone proposing this at IPC7; anyone
remember who?) The design looks like a corner of the periodic table
of the elements. The columns, instead of being titled "Group III", "Group
VIII", etc. are labeled with various DTDs and standards; the elements
in each column are then various element names from that DTD. In the
middle is a large 2x2 square with a big red "Py" in it; below it we
might put regular-sized boxes with "Jv", "Pl", "Tcl", in them.
XML HTML MathML ...
--- ---- ----
Dtd Em |Py | Cn
Wfc H1 + + Fn
Pi Cite +-----------+ Eq
... Jv Pl
We can argue about *which* DTDs and element names later... If the
design is 8 inches wide, then each column is 1.6 inches wide, which is
hopefully large enough to make it readable. That's important; for
example, the IBM shirt isn't really readable because the design is
only about 10 cm across; those FSF shirts that include the whole
preamble to the GPL on the back suffer from the same illegibility.
A.M. Kuchling http://starship.python.net/crew/amk/
Well, there are these two people here, Sir. The man says he drank wine with
you somewhere called Babylon, and the lady... she's making little frogs.
-- The receptionist, in SANDMAN #43: "Brief Lives:3"