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24 January 2008

Dear Slashdotter, where have you been?

For all who have missed the significant developments in the LOLcode meme here is an update from Adam Lindsay (the inventor of this important concept):

Dear Slashdotter, where have you been?
"It looks like LOLCODE got some second-hand attention from a Perl6 story on the front page. It looks like some geeks out there had not heard of LOLCODE out there yet, so here's a really quick review for those of you just joining us:

LOLCODE originated on creator Adam Lindsay's blog in late May, 2007. The meme quickly spread throughout the 'net by the time we hit June.

After some chaotic first steps, the LOLCODE specification reached some consensus on basic functionality via collaboration on the forum. The forum could use some new energy to help finalize specification 1.3, but please be respectful of the consensus that has come before.

There are numerous implementations already around. The Perl6/Parrot integration is the latest and (in some ways) most impressive, but there's been some serious implementation work everywhere from Erlang to deep Java/Eclipse IDE integration to the .NET Dynamic Language Runtime.

Hey, if you're interested, we sell t-shirts, mugs and other CafePress stuff at http://store.lolcode.com/. (I have a kid to feed, okay?)"

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire



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