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You can't escape the semicolons monster

Hussein Baghdadi
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http://pksunkara.github.com/semicolon/
Greg Charles
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Some people on my project, though fortunately not me, program in MUMPS. I think the semicolon language would actually be an improvement for them.
Martin Vajsar
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A more vivid description of MUMPS has been featured some time ago on WTF.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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OK, looking at that page, I see both normal and reversed semicolons. I was unaware of the existence of such a mark, but brief Googlation turned up this. Apparently it's a real character, Unicode 0x204F. Here's a few you can use for your own nefarious purposes:

⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏⁏

These display fine on Chrome on Mac OS X; if you can't see them, you're probably using Internet Explorer


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Darryl Burke
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What about the other two question marks?¿؟


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Greg Charles
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Martin Vajsar wrote:A more vivid description of MUMPS has been featured some time ago on WTF.


Thanks for that! That had me laughing to tears, and it's eerily accurate to where I work. Many of the programers were trained in a "MUMPS University" when they were first hired, and now are all stuck in a hallway together. Mercifully, they also do Java and C-sharp programming when the MUMPS work isn't plentiful enough.

I think the best part of that article is when they say that having mumps (the disease) is actually more fun than programing with MUMPS.
 
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