[Haskell-cafe] Lambda and closures in PHP -- could someone please comment?

Janis Voigtlaender voigt at tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de
Wed Jun 18 09:52:33 EDT 2008

With respect, I will not engage in further communication on that level.

PR Stanley wrote:
> PR Stanley wrote:
> With respect, do you not think it'd be wiser for the community
> [snip]
> *disgusted*
> This is exactly the sort of message that haskell-cafe does not normally 
> contain. Let's not start now.
> This is a civilized mailing list. Either comment on the nice gentlemen's 
> PHP closure proposal from a language point of view, or don't say anything.
> Paul: Uncivilised you say. Well, I would have thought the civilised 
> thing would be to share your concerns discretely with the list moderator.
> Hmm, I wonder who exactly this "list moderator" is supposed to be. We
> are usually adult enough around here to not need someone to look after
> us. I think Jules was well entitled to raise his objections about the
> tone of your email in public.
> Paul: As you say, we "are adult enougharound here to not need someone to 
> look after us". So I don't need you or any other interfearing busybody 
> to tell me what I can and can't say on Haskell Cafe. I expressed an 
> opinion in a tongue-in-cheek way and at the end of my message expressed 
> in clear terms that those were merely my views.
> Now, if you, Jules, Alex or some other  wannabe Hitler have a problem 
> with my freedom of expression then your best solution is to saddle up 
> and get the hell out yourselves. This is the wrong place for setting up 
> your tinpot dictatorship, Doctor!
> I am grateful for the help I've been getting from the list and my 
> understanding of FP has vastly improved since my membership of this list 
> but I refuse to tolerate bullies who use the list as a way of lifting 
> themselves out of their own shitty lives. Now I am angry!
> Instead you've chosen to make a public show of it.
> The Chinese have a saying, and I paraphrase - when you point the finger 
> of accusation at someone/something you have three pointing back at 
> yourself.
> Well, at least not this finger...
>     Paul: you're not making sense.
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Dr. Janis Voigtlaender
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