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#176908 - 05/13/08 10:00 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: tsuwm]
callithump Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
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Thank you guys for the help!

By the way, can anyone explain the "do lunch" joke to me?

Does it regard the pun of "do it at lunch time" and "do the act of eating lunch"?

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#176909 - 05/13/08 10:53 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: callithump]
BranShea Offline
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Yes, I've been informed it's something like that, but I did not see that either.
To me the joke poses still another problem for understanding.
If one should ask me " What is the difference between 'a great tuna salad sandwich' and 'great sex', I would say: " None ".
I see no difference between 'great ' and 'great ', but that's a personal point of vieuw. I'm as bad at understanding jokes as I'm at mathematics, (most of the time)
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#176912 - 05/13/08 03:08 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: BranShea]
Zed Offline
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He is telling you to come for food but intends to have sex. After all you won't know the difference.

Know idea what the lisp thing is.

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#176915 - 05/13/08 05:37 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: Zed]
BranShea Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Zed
Know idea what the lisp thing is.
Know or not no ?(she lispeled faintly)

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#176916 - 05/13/08 06:46 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
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Lisp is a programming language. It stands for [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_(programming_language)LISt Processing language[/url]. The joke backronym was Lots of Insignificant Single Parens because at least the old versions of the language tended to have lots of parentheses in a small amount of program.

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#176917 - 05/13/08 09:08 PM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: Faldage]
zmjezhd Offline
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Lisp is a programming language.

Not just any programming language, but, one of the oldest and—IMNSHO—best ones.

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Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp (link).


One of the cool things about Lisp is that there is no formal difference between its data structure, the list, and a program. It is quite easy to write programs that write programs, etc.
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#176930 - 05/14/08 06:46 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: zmjezhd]
Faldage Offline
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 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd

One of the cool things about Lisp is that there is no formal difference between its data structure, the list, and a program. It is quite easy to write programs that write programs, etc.


Hence, its use as an AI (no, not American Idol) progamming language.

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#176932 - 05/14/08 07:39 AM Re: "Go to lunch" or " Go for lunch"? [Re: Faldage]
callithump Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 91
I'm interted in programming too. The languages I'm using are java-like ones, such as C#. never tried lisp.

Sounds it's a good one. I'll try to learn about it...
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