----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Russell <ser / germane-software.com>
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: [ruby-talk:16096] Re: Block arguments vs method arguments

> 4) '<' and '>' are sharp, pointy glyphs, denoting hard, angry imagery;
they
> are unfriendly characters, and someone could get hurt using them.

Ha ha! Yes. They are like shards of glass hiding in my pudding.

> Studies
> show that people who overuse '<' and '>' are more prone to violence than
> those who don't;  this is supported up by the fact that there are very few
> incidences of workplace violence in Lisp-shops. (Ahem...)

You know... for a moment, I thought you were joking...  :)

Cheers,
Hal