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Lyr Add: A C Coder (to the tune of 'A Wild Rover'

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HELL'S ANGEL (WILD BIKER)
WILD ROVER (NO NAY NEVER)


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jmkelly 01 Mar 09 - 11:01 PM
Austin P 01 Mar 09 - 11:51 PM
Weasel 02 Mar 09 - 04:51 AM
Mr Red 02 Mar 09 - 05:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: A C Coder (to the tune of 'A Wild Rover'
From: jmkelly
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 11:01 PM

From the brilliant Meredith Patterson comes this bit of filk:

Oh I've been a C coder for many an age
And I've spent all my free time on pointers and rage
But I like tail recursion much better than FOR
So I never will be a C coder no more.

And it's (cons car cdr),
Mapcar and lambda -- no more
Will I be a C coder, no never, no more.

I saw Dennis Ritchie one night in a bar
He had typedef'd his wallet to pointer to char
At last call he went to pay up for his friends
But he had no bounds checking and fell off the end

And it's (cons car cdr),
Mapcar and lambda -- no more
Will I be a C coder, no never, no more.

I first watched in silence, but I had a Scheme
So I thunked down my Visa and a small trampoline
At first no one there was quite sure what they'd seen
But the girls saw my Sexp and came home with me.

And it's (cons car cdr),
Mapcar and lambda -- no more
Will I be a C coder, no never, no more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A C Coder (to the tune of 'A Wild Rover'
From: Austin P
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 11:51 PM

I hope you typed all that in using EMacs ...

;o)
AP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A C Coder (to the tune of 'A Wild Rov
From: Weasel
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 04:51 AM

I think I can say with unparalleled confidence that I don't understand a word of the above lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A C Coder (to the tune of 'A Wild Rover'
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 05:13 AM

Folk Process?

Actually - I get enough to know it refers to C++ but that don't scan (just call me a pedant)



And by way of excessive pedantry could I suggest the tune of the "Wild Rover" would be the tune that the Dubliners made famous? There is much debate about the origins of the WR and Ewen McColl & Peggy Seeger collected it from Sam Larner as recently as the 60's and the Dubliners probably got it from there. The documentary evidence seems to point to broadsides 200 years ago with various tunes, though the tune we all recognise is a little harder to pin down. And most evidence puts the origins to England. But as ever all Folk is Irish by default in the eyes of the public.


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