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GitHub Takes Down Satirical 'C Plus Equality' Language
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Posted on 12/15/2013 8:24:55 PM PST by Utilizer

"Some clowns and jokers over at 4chan thought it would be a funny idea to put together a web page for a programming language named 'C Plus Equality' as a parody of feminism, dismissing OOP as 'objectifying' and inheritance as "a tool of the patriarchy". But this parody was apparently too hot to host at Github, which took down the original Github repository after receiving criticism on Twitter, prompting a backlash and inquiry into the role of free speech and censorship on Github's platform. The project has since found a new home on BitBucket, at least for the time being."

Comments on an article describing the research which sparked the parody call the parody's language "fake," and compare it to the 1996 Sokal affair. (It also reminds me a bit of Jesux.)


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Computers/Internet; Education; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: censorship; programming; satire
Amusing parody of a programming language (I think). Feminists will be outraged that most immediately have issues with this compared with a "real" programming language, lol!
1 posted on 12/15/2013 8:24:55 PM PST by Utilizer
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To: Utilizer

let me guess... one salient feature is that comparison operators depend on context and cannot be depended upon to be transitive.


2 posted on 12/15/2013 8:29:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Utilizer

Did the ‘?’ operator return different results depending on the time of the month? (Sorry, couldn’t resist. )


3 posted on 12/15/2013 8:34:30 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

It depends on getenv(”HEADACHE”)


4 posted on 12/15/2013 8:39:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Utilizer

It’s amusing, but someone definitely has too much free time.


5 posted on 12/15/2013 8:40:56 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
LOL... and are mutually exclusive
6 posted on 12/15/2013 8:42:12 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Utilizer

https://bitbucket.org/FeministSoftwareFoundation/c-plus-equality


7 posted on 12/15/2013 8:42:14 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Utilizer

ROFL!

“Programs are never to be “forked”, as the word has clear misogynistic tendencies and is deeply problematic. Instead, programmers may never demand “forking”, but ask for the program to voluntarily give permission.

“Forking” will henceforth be called “consenting”, and it is entirely up to the program to decide if the consent stands valid, regardless of the progress of the system clock.”


8 posted on 12/15/2013 8:45:34 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Utilizer
Hilarious....why just the other day I was called a..."sexist" on some website.

Of course I quickly agreed that I am.
9 posted on 12/15/2013 8:49:02 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Utilizer; The_Reader_David
FANTASTIC parody!! I sent a link to the BitBucket page to my 20-y.o. daughter comp-sci major and she's currently cracking up over it.

As The_Reader_David pointed out above (#5) somebody had too much free time, but at least they chose to spend it in a way which enriched the world through humor!!

10 posted on 12/15/2013 8:51:15 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am not certain. The logic escaped these cognitive capabilities beyond the first parse-ing...


11 posted on 12/15/2013 8:51:58 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: The_Reader_David
It is even more amusing for those of us who had to study over and over again to understand the C, C+, C++, and C# language courses for all those years.

Straight logic is not readily defined in this "new" standard, it appears, which is fully in line with 'non-male' logic. (ducks!)

12 posted on 12/15/2013 8:55:22 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: expat1000

Thanks, expat!


13 posted on 12/15/2013 8:55:57 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
let me guess... one salient feature is that comparison operators depend on context and cannot be depended upon to be transitive.

You mean (for us Basic programmers) the results of the For/Next loop depends upon the not-necessarily-consistent values assigned to both or either For and Next, not necessarily at the same time or in an identical fashion given the application?

I am not even going to attempt to try to post that in Assembly...

14 posted on 12/15/2013 9:05:02 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Like Billy Joel put it “she never gives in; she just changes her mind.”


15 posted on 12/15/2013 9:09:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Bob
Did the ‘?’ operator return different results depending on the time of the month? (Sorry, couldn’t resist. )

Actually, I did not manage to piece enough of the 'logic' of the 'language' together enough to make heads or tails of it, but then again I am a male and not expected to see much more than what is right in front of Me. Perhaps it depends on what the definition of "is" is...

16 posted on 12/15/2013 9:10:33 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Silicon and electricity are so, so chauvinistic! And it’s proven by the fact that we need the deadly poison, arsenic, to make it work! (And a somewhat less deadly poison, boron.)


17 posted on 12/15/2013 9:10:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It depends on getenv(”HEADACHE”)

I think it actually depends upon callvar(maybe)...

18 posted on 12/15/2013 9:12:42 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: The_Reader_David
It’s amusing, but someone definitely has too much free time.

*snicker* Please do not take this as a personal attack, mate, since this is only a reference, but you sound entirely too much like My ex when she decided that more honeydo's were called for.

19 posted on 12/15/2013 9:15:28 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
A keeper:

"In C+=, you don't write to a file. Dictating to the poor files what sort of information they must store is Patriarchal."

20 posted on 12/15/2013 9:35:21 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
The best summation:

"The Feminist Software Foundation intends to write a whole OS (complete with an editor, an interpreter, coreutils, a desktop environment, a raster graphics manipulator, and maybe, if we have the time, a microkernel, but maybe that will never be completed, and we'll just use another person's kernel instead, who knows).

21 posted on 12/15/2013 9:38:16 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Darksheare

This isn’t your fault, but should be...


22 posted on 12/15/2013 9:39:27 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We also use antimony (which was used for eye liner) phosphorus and sometimes aluminum, gallium and indium...


23 posted on 12/15/2013 9:50:12 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

So far I haven’t heard of any arsenic free semiconductor devices, though. When fabricating integrated circuits, the apparatus uses arsine gas, AsH3, which is quite toxic to humans. It is used for P-type semiconductor regions, IIRC. Its outer orbital lacks one of the four electrons that Si has. But when locked into an Si lattice, it accommodates holes nicely. You could even say modern electronics all depend on As holes (duck’n & runn’n!)


24 posted on 12/15/2013 9:55:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: The_Reader_David
It’s amusing, but someone definitely has too much free time.

Idunno. Considering how many IDE's I have utilized over the years, I think a feminist programmer could sort of make this work.

With lots of lattitude for errors, of course. (ducks again!)

Besides, OS designs can be implemented in several different ways, and who knows who might be tempted to play with this just to see how far it goes?

Not to mention, I think I can recall at least one OS that was created from some very uncertain origins (no, not OS/2) that was rather fun to work on contributing to.

25 posted on 12/15/2013 10:05:12 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh my, the transitive inequalities!


26 posted on 12/15/2013 10:13:13 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dayglored
As The_Reader_David pointed out above (#5) somebody had too much free time, but at least they chose to spend it in a way which enriched the world through humor!!

*snicker* I am rather reminded of an old telly series SitCom where one of the characters is a ventriloquist with a wooden dummy (Bob, I think its name was) who acted as if it was alive during each skit. Another character "Bill"(played by Billy Crystal) was portrayed as a homosexual and was constantly being belittled by Bob, the puppet.

In one episode, the ventriloquist (Peter?, I think?) comes down the stairs and asks, with shaking hands: "Has anyone seen Bob? He wasn't there when I woke up this morning!"

No one admits to having seen "Bob" that morning, and then abruptly "Peter" grabs an orange off of the fruit bowl on the counter, whips out a penknife, and quickly carves out a pair of eyes and a smiley mouth on the orange and turns it to look at (Billy Crystal) and in a high falsetto voice pipes:

"Hi! I'm Billy the fruit -like you!"

Some people just need to keep doing things...

27 posted on 12/15/2013 10:19:51 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

That summation is precisely (with interpreter subbed for compiler) the story of the GNU crew. Linus provided the kernel, and the name nearly everyone uses for the result.


28 posted on 12/15/2013 11:18:34 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: dayglored
*laugh* You know, the more I think about the history, the funnier your post hits close to home! *grin* You are, I think, exactly right! *smile*

Except for how to properly pronounce it, of course. (he says, tongue in cheek)

LIHN-uks

LYE-nuks

Or as Linus himself pronounces it: "LEAN-uks"

Quite the conundrum! *grin*

29 posted on 12/15/2013 11:25:25 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Gene Eric
Oh my, the transitive inequalities!

But totally comprehensible to the female mind, as evinced by another post on this thread. *grin*

30 posted on 12/15/2013 11:31:17 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
I'm sitting here trying not to laugh too loudly so I don't wake up the entire household! The C+= site is wickedly funny!
31 posted on 12/15/2013 11:43:12 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: Redcloak
From the website:

"Note: This is a programming language written by and for FEMINISTS, not WOMEN. LEARN THE DIFFERENCE, YOU MISOGYNIST!"

32 posted on 12/15/2013 11:52:15 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Excellence

srbfl


33 posted on 12/16/2013 2:18:47 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Lazamataz

Ping


34 posted on 12/16/2013 2:24:00 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: The_Reader_David

It’s amusing, but someone definitely has too much free time.


That’s nothing. Back in my sysadmin days I was a regular reader (and infrequent poster) on alt.sysadmin.recovery — a black hole of time-suck.


35 posted on 12/16/2013 5:04:17 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Utilizer
kinda like calling an audible in football...
36 posted on 12/16/2013 7:25:49 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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