Structs (was RE: Record selectors)
Thu Jan 16 21:51:28 CET 2003
On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 11:00:07 +0100 (CET)
Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Golly, you're right.
Whoops, sorry! I should have thrown an ambiguity exception.
> There once was a sign painter who had to make a sign saying:
> "James and son"
> He was wasn't very good at placing commas ,so he asked the person
> who wanted the sign:
> "Should there be a comma between James and and and and and son"
> Now I'm not sure about the placement of the commas between the
> placement of commas between the and's.
> Challenge: Produce a valid English sentence with more than five
> consecutive ands.
Errr... I don't think I can, at least not without getting a headache.
But my girlfriend, who has a degree in this sort of thing, tells me that
the sentence "Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is valid English
(meaning "Bison from a city in New York confuse other bison from the same
I conclude that language is more trouble than it's worth. From now on,
I'm just going to point and grunt. :)
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