[Haskell-cafe] Typefuck: Brainfuck in the type system

Johnny Morrice spoon at killersmurf.com
Mon Nov 16 17:36:41 EST 2009

My personal opinion is that such f-bombs really have no place on what is
a font of software dissemination.

My point of view is a fallacy however.  Consider a new, viable
programming language which has a syntax based entirely on GG-Allin

Obviously this would disgust a decent programmer (aren't we all
decent :)  

One would be pressed to prove that this new language has no scientific
value only in order to avoid his disgusting poetry, which could be
difficult (and perhaps pointless, which would be worse than difficult)

But I think I am fuzzing out beyond what the point of this originally
was... yes - this discussion reminds me of both Wadler's law and the
phenomenon of Cargo Cults, as according to the Wiki Wiki web (see
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CargoCult) -- what I mean by this is that however
it might be labelled on a software archive, such a program is surely and
deeply ****ed.


On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 12:28 -0500, Joe Fredette wrote:
> Well then, send it up to the great Hackage machine! If the f-bombs are  
> allowed...
> I think my package names are about to get alot less SFW...
> On Nov 16, 2009, at 12:26 PM, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Joe Fredette <jfredett at gmail.com>  
> > wrote:
> >> Awesome, however, I don't know what the policy is for such --  
> >> interesting --
> >> names on Hackage. Normally I believe the response to "Should I put  
> >> it on
> >> Hackage" is a resounding, immediate "Absolutely." In this case,  
> >> perhaps a
> >> small name change to avoid any possibility of offense?
> >>
> >> /Joe
> >
> > Too late:
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/package/brainfuck
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/package/loli
> >
> > -- 
> > gwern

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