#From: Kenn Humborg [mailto:kenn at bluetree.ie]
#Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 16:31
#To: Justin Mason; ilug at linux.ie
#Cc: nicola at netnoteinc.com
#Subject: RE: [ILUG] [OT] Microsoft's new C# language -- it's Java
#> "Initial reports indicate the new language, a hybrid of C and
#> C++ called C# (pronounced cee-sharp),
#Hey - the pronounciation is a cover-up. It's really "Cash":
#C# -> "C-hash" -> "C - ash" -> "Cash".
#Kenn (who's got much more important but not very interesting
#work to do)
Well I thought from the get-go that it's a poor hoax.
Consider how sharp notes are written in musical manuscripts (scores)
in ascii art c# as written in a score looks like
In other words like the letter C with two large and overlapping plus signs.
So as far as the name of the tripe goes it's a joke on c++ and as far as
the language structure goes it's a joke on java.
A joke too far if you ask me.
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