Programming languages names

Today in the office, a discussion about the merits of Ruby compared to Python and the other way around (isn’t it fun to have people around actually willing to discuss such issues?) lead into us making fun of different programming languages by interjecting some sore points about them into their names.

The Skype conversation went roughly as follows (I removed some stuff for brevity but all the language names are intact):

thepilif: ja-long variable names and no function pointers-va really sucks
thepilif: though there’s always C(*^~**<<)++
thepilif: and then there’s alyways Del-Access violation at address 02E41C10. Read of address 02E41C10-phi
thepilif: or P-false==true-HP
Coworker: ok so for the sake of it i should add py thon
thepilif: or java-everything is global-script
thepilif: too bad it doesn’t work for C
thepilif: C-sigsegv
thepilif: they know why they just chose one letter
Coworker: exactly, k&r are smart
Coworker: has-how the fuck do i do a print-skell?
Coworker: pe/(^$^)/rl
thepilif: or pe-module? object? hash? what’s the difference-rl
Coworker: so we could say pe/$^/rl
thepilif: and ru-lets rewrite our syntax on the fly-by
Coworker: l(i(s(p)))
thepilif: can’t you wrap this into another pair of ()?
thepilif: (l(i(s(p))))))
Coworker: yes even better
thepilif: and add the syntax error
thepilif: one too many )
Coworker: it’s impossible to match them just by looking
thepilif: totally impossible. yes
Coworker: the human brain is no fucking pushdown automata
Coworker: but maybe the lisp people are
Coworker: vb! vb needs one
thepilif: visual-on error resume next-basic
thepilif: and of course brain-<<<<<******<<<>>>>-fuck
thepilif: c-tries to be dynamic, but var just doesn’t cut it-#
thepilif: c-not quite java nor c(++)?-#
thepilif: though the first one feels better
thepilif: oh.. and of course HT-unknown error-ML
thepilif: as a tribute to IE6
thepilif: and of course la-no bugs but still not usable-tex
thepilif: sorry, Knuth
thepilif: and send-$*$_**^$$$-mail

So the question is: Do you have anything to add? Do you feel that we were overly unfair?

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