The History of Computer Languages [Humorous]

This well-written post describes the History of Computer Langauges.

Sadly, I can remember almost all of these “historic moments”.

absolutely hilarious, in a very subtle way

nice find

see also How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Any Programming Language


Programming languages compared with women

There are so many programming languages available that it can be very difficult to get to know them all well enough to pick the right one for you. On the other hand most men know what kind of woman appeals to them. So here is a handy guide for many of the popular programming languages that describes what kind of women they would be if programming languages were women.

ABAP/4 - The german lovechild of COBOL. All the plumpness with none of the charm.

ActionScript 3 - Young and dynamic. Likes to flash. Easily brings former Java’s clientele to bed by showing how to achieve quick orgasm with XML. But when the quick foreplay is over, her clients realize that sex is sex, and you have to work in bed as hard as with aging lady Java to achieve real satisfaction.

Ada - A WAC colonel built like an amazon. She is always setting strict rules, but if you follow them, she keeps her temper. She is quite talkative, always spouting army regulations, and using obscure military talk. You gotta love her though, because the army says so.

ALGOL 60 - Your father’s wartime sweetheart, petite, well proportioned, and sweet tempered. She disappeared mysteriously during the war, but your dad still talks about her shapely form and their steamy romance. He never actually tasted much of her cooking.

ALGOL 68 - Algol 60’s niece. A high-society woman, well educated and terse. Few men can fully understand her when she talks, and her former lovers still discuss her mysterious personality. She is very choosy about her romances and won’t take just any man as her lover. She hasn’t been seen lately, and rumor has it that she died in a fall from an ivory tower.

APL - A fancy caterer specializing in Greek food. She can cook delicious meals for rows and rows of tables with dozens of people at each table. She doesn’t talk much, as that would just slow her work down. Few people can understand her recipes, since they are in a foreign language, and are all recorded in mirror writing.

Assembler - A female track star who holds all the world speed records. She is hard and bumpy, and so is not that pleasant to embrace. She can cook up any meal, but needs a complete and detailed recipe. She is not beautiful or educated, and speaks in monosyllables like “MOV, JUMP, INC”. She has a fierce and violent temper that make her the choice of last resort.

BASIC - The horny divorcee that lives next door. Her specialty is seducing young boys and it seems she is always readily available for them. She teaches them many amazing things, or at least they seem amazing because it is their) first experience. She is not that young herself, but because she was their first lover the boys always remember her fondly. Her cooking and sewing skills are mediocre, but largely irrelevant, it’s the frolicking that the boys like. The opinion that adults have of Mrs. BASIC is varied. Shockingly, some fathers actually introduce their own sons to this immoral woman! But generally the more righteous adults try to correct the badly influenced young men by introducing them to well behaved women like Miss Pascal.

C - A lady executive. An avid jogger, very healthy, and not too talkative. Is an good cook if you like spicy food. Unless you double check everything you say (through LINT) you can unleash her fierce temper. Her daughter C++ is still quite young and prone to tantrums, but it seems that she will grow up into a fine young woman of milder temper and more sophisticated character.

C# - The pimp from next door! She likes copying everything, from recipes to makeup to fashion. She is never original and likes to still other women’s ideas, then go about shouting that the ideas are hers. Those who are not aware of her source of ideas think she is very intelligent. She is very talkative and showy. Sometimes she is very good at perfecting what she has copied.

C#/.NET - An expensive prostitute with STDs. She’s very efficient, because after all, time is money. She will cost you an arm and a leg, and you’ll wake up in the morning with an odd burning sensation that will be hard to get rid of. Her pimp may come back randomly to ask for more payment for the services that you already paid for.

COBOL - A plump secretary. She talks far too much, and most of what she says can be ignored. She works hard and long hours, but can’t handle really complicated jobs. She has a short and unpredictable temper, so no one really likes working with her. She can cook meals for a huge family, but only knows bland recipes.

ColdFusion - She’s a wholesome mid-Western beauty with an easy smile. She is gentle and forgiving, but can be quite a vixen with experienced men. Sometimes her forgiving nature teaches young men bad habits that get them into trouble later. She only knows how to cook Swiss food (her first love was Tim Berners-Lee), but she cooks it as well as anyone. She was starting to look a little old, but recently she got a personal trainer and a face-lift and has come back hotter than ever. Her sugar daddy is possessive and men have to pay him for the privilege of being with her, but he has taught her some new tricks that have everyone raving about her again. Normally she is patient and very clear, but if she gets really pissed she’ll throw up in the middle of a meal and refuse to serve any more food. ColdFusion is one HOT woman with 8 arms and a memory that would stump an elephant. She works with MySQL like they grew up in the same trailer park. Now living somewhere on the exotic Vancouver Island, she treats us all with love and efficiency.

FORTH - Many men (mostly college students) who have visited the farmhouse,-- enthusiastically praise the natural food, and perpetual love-ins that take place there. Others criticize the long cooking times, and the abnormal sexual postures (prefix and postfix). Although these women seldom have full-time jobs, when they do work, their employers praise them for their imagination, but usually not for their efficiency.

FORTRAN - Your grey-haired grandmother. People make fun of her just because she is old, but if you take the time to listen, you can learn from her experiences and her mistakes. During her lifetime she has acquired many useful skills in sewing and cooking (subroutine libraries) that no younger women can match, so be thankful she is still around. She has a notoriously bad temper and when angered will start yelling and throwing dishes. It was mostly her bad temper that made grand dad search for another wife.

Haskell - A cruel Russian baroness with respect to conversation. Changing the subject or talking about a different type of subject requires a back-breaking explaination. Very elegant, nimble, and short-tempered, she will do anything, as many times as you want, and never fail any test that you give to her, as long as it is exactly in her terms with a hint of Russian dialect. Speak kindly of the motherland, and Haskell is putty in your hands.

HyperCard - Disavowed mother of VB, early ancestor of the world wide web. Not wealthy or sophisticated but lovely and forgiving. Could only bake loaves of bread, but any man in need for such would not go away unsatisfied. Lived her life within the confines of the small town in which she was born. Rest in peace.

Java - Bulky with big boobs. Does everything you want but slowly. Hardly complains about how you want it in bed. The kind of woman who is not sexy, but gives you amazing satisfaction. You have tried several women, but this one doesn’t get off your mind so you always go back to her.

JavaScript - She’s the confused girl that kind of had a rough start. To begin with, many men thought she was just easy, and didn’t think very highly of her, but recently, tides have been changing in her favor as they have started to discover her true qualities; she’s not a fast cook and can’t cary heavy load, but she’s free spirited and can flex her nimble body in the most exsotic ways.

LISP - She is an aging beatnik, who lives in a rural commune with her hippie cousins. Her efficiency is not that much when compared to several other women but her hippie style gets the job done really well.

LOGO - A grade-school art teacher. She is just the kind of teacher that you wish you had when you were young. She is shapely and patient, but not an interesting conversationalist. She can cook up delicious kiddie snacks, but not full-course meals.

LUCID - A clever teenagers show a new kind of cooking skill. They can cook-up fine meals without the use of recipes, working solely from a description of the desired meal (declarative cooking). Many men are fascinated by this and have already proposed marriage. Others complain that the girls work very slowly, and that often the description of the meal must be just as long as a recipe would be. It is hard to predict what these girls will be like when they are fully mature.

Modula II - A high-school teacher and Pascal’s daughter. Very much like her mother, but she has learned to cook with more than one pot.

Pascal - A grammar school teacher, and Algol 60’s younger sister. Like her sister she is petite and attractive, but very bossy. She is a good cook but only if the recipe requires no more than one pot (module).

Perl - A she-***** of a mercenery, armed with every hand weapon known to man, a katana to splice() you with, and throwing *'s to “match” whatever you throw at her. She isn’t usually called on to cook; instead, folks send her on special one-time missions which need to be done Right Now. Ask her about a mission you sent her on six months ago, however, and she’ll have to kill you. Perl is perhaps one of the most beautiful or most ugly women you will ever see, depending on the light and company. In good company, Perl is the envy of other woman in town because she is capable of just about anything. She is a certified Iron Chef and excellent cook. She rarely looks at a cookbook, which means she can produce some amazing dishes in the time it takes most other women to read a recipe.

PHP - Slick and slim lady. Very portable. Does nice and amazing things with her small body. Very good in aerobics. Not very sexy but intact. She is the kind of women that most men are happy to wed, though she will need a house maid because she is unable to carry heavy workload. A younger relative of Miss Perl, this fun loving lady prefers picking up her gents on the Internet. While not as versatile a cook or lover, she has many exotic features which make her feel more sophisticated than she really is. She is very naive and has been taken advantage
of many times. She appeals to many beginners who find her charms beguilling. Like Miss Basic, she is often a “first” and teaches a few bad habits. She has been getting better at controlling her anger lately, but is still most likely to flame you in her blog than to tell you how she feels face to face. Her recipes trend toward Chinese cuisine: Delicious and immediately satifying, not too expensive, but unfulfilling in the long term.

PL/I - A bordello madam. She wears silk dresses, diamonds, furs and red high heels. At one time she seemed very attractive, but now she just seems overweight and tacky. Tastes change.

Powerbuilder - The Queen that all men desire, but few ever find. The ultimate in Maid/Master processing ;handling your 2 acre library with ease. She is somewhat complex, but after you learn what turns her on, she will show you a great time.

Prolog - In her mid 30’s and hardly a teenager- see: She is an experienced woman that many men fear because she is intelligent, with a mind of her own. She finds her own way to complete any job given to her. She needs no recipe, just accurately describe what you what you want and she’ll find a way to get it done. She is known for taking her time ever so often. She is a favorite of men who are into strong willed intelligent women and not afraid of giving up control.

Python - The all complete lady who is the envy of the town. She came up with a slick new way of dressing that made her a hit. Those who initially scoffed at her new dressing later fell head over heals for it. She is not talkative, but when she does a job, she does it very well. Python forces you to do everything the right way but you are a better man because of it. While most of the women on the page want you do to all the work, Ms. Python will cook, clean, plumb, landscape, and f??k your brains out. Just make sure you watch your indents.

Rexx - Is a bimbo, she even counts on her fingers but she is one of the most cuddly and amiable women out there. She doesn’t know how to cook, though, but you might consider this unimportant, as you can teach her what she needs to know. However, she refuses to wear clothes, which would likely make her a poor choice to introduce to your friends.

Ruby - Hot little 18 year old Japanese college girl. She likes to get it on and is very open minded. She’s really smart and has a lot going on in her life. Your mom will not approve of you dating her, but she is fun for a while. She just recently learned English, but she speaks it relatively well.

Ruby on Rails - The new girl in town. Everybody is talking about her. Very beautiful and sexy. Only daring men, because she is till new, have the guts to ask her out. She is modern and sophisticated. Already a lot of myth is surrounding her with regards to her ability. She is not talkative but looks rather very intelligent.

Smalltalk - The beautiful, intelligent and middle aged elementary school teacher who lives on your block. She’s shy, so most guys who would appreciate her haven’t given her the chance she deserves, but when they do, they rarely go back. Was once a glamorous model in her youth, but has matured in a way that those who persue her can’t help but find her elegant and even a bit mysterious. Her daughter Java, born of a drunken evening spent with C++, has tried in vain to imitate her but with mixed results, coming off as a cheap imitation, usually wearing too much eye shadow and clothes that don’t fit. Granddaughters Ruby and Python have done a little better by her, but are still struggling through their adolescence, trying to grow up and find their way.

Visual Basic - The little ***** from next door. Probably the most dumb girl in town. She never turns a man down and all the boys in the neighbourhood use her as a training ground as they learn the ropes to adulthood. She never practise safe sex and regularly infects the whole system with memory leaks. Popularly known as VB, she is so loose a lot of fathers have spanked
their sons for dating her. However, it is amazing how popular she is. Most men curse themselves once they taste lips of mature and sweet women. A lot of men have struggled to maintain decent relationships with mature women after being spoiled by this little brat! She doesn’t have a clue how to cook a complete decent meal without throwing up into the pot! VB is like a pornstar that somewhere along the line lost her standards in mating. Her obscured sense of selection makes her an easy target for anybody willing, but only the most experienced partners will make her do anything interesting in bed. Unfortunately she will live in infamy from all those years of unprotected sex. Doesnt help that her father was a scandalous politician who made millions off the people and then fled the country - leaving a tons of half- assed and unfinished projects in his wake.


:lol: This is my favorite line:

in an effort to cash in on the popularity of skin diseases the language is renamed ECMAScript

You’ve perfected a robust, rich user experience for shooting yourself in the foot. You then find that bullets are disabled on your gun.


@John_Betong; Not sure if I should feel offended or not. It doesn’t leave programming languages or women in a very good light… :lol:

@ralph_m; fantastic read! very funny. I’ll trust what hes says is right :smiley:

@r937; Great article too…

No offence intended. Please feel free to completely delete the post.

Nah… I still need to decide if I should feel offended or not… or maybe you’re too lucky that I’m feeling too lazy to delete the post? :stuck_out_tongue:

These actually made me full on GINCUIRINTP (“guffaw in chair until I realized I need to pee”. Look it up in urban dictionary - but wait a few hours; it’s a wiki right?)

When asked again he says “look, it’s all objects all the way down. Until you reach turtles.”

and the instructions on how to shoot yourself in the foot using Java were particular favourites.

Don’t feel offended. Just rewrite the article from a woman’s point of view :wink:

Nah… I’ll let you dream believing that you’re right :stuck_out_tongue: