[clug] If programming languages were religions...

Doug Palmer Doug.Palmer at csiro.au
Wed Dec 17 23:13:15 GMT 2008

Wot! No Prolog, FORTRAN or Ada?

Prolog is Buddhism. There are many paths to enlightenment.

FORTRAN is animism. A set of ancient local spirit beliefs that, no
matter how much they try to disguise it, keep on bubbling up in later

Ada is real Paganism. Any action done to appease one god will inevitably
anger another god, who will exact retribution. Rumours exist of a
program that managed to appease all gods and finally compiled.

And for one extra, Assembly is Quakerism, you have to enter into a
difficult and personal relationship with your god, marked by long
periods of silent contemplation.

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