Breck Carter
Last modified: November 29, 1996
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The fRiDaY File, for November 29

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"C More or Less"


Unlike C++, C+- is a subject-oriented

language. Each C+- class instance, known

as a subject, holds hidden members known as


or undeclared preferences which are

impervious to outside messages, as

well as public members known as

boasts or claims.


The following C operators are

overridden as shown:

     >   better than                  .
     <   worse than                   .
     >>  way better than              .
     <<  forget it                    .
     !   not on your life             .
     ==  comparable, other things     .
         being equal                  .


C+- is a strongly typed language based on

stereotyping and self-righteous logic.

The Boolean variables TRUE and FALSE

(known as constants in less realistic

languages) are supplemented with


which are fuzzier than Zadeh's traditional

fuzzy categories.


All Booleans can be declared

with the modifiers strong and weak.

Weak implication is said to

preserve deniability

and was added at the request of the DOD to

ensure compatibility with future versions of



Well-formed falsehoods (WFFs) are

assignment-compatible with all booleans.

What-if and why-not interactions are

aided by the special conditional

evenifnot X then Y.


C+- supports information hiding and,

among friend classes only,

rumour sharing.

Borrowing from the Eiffel lexicon,

non-friend classes can be killed by arranging


Note that friendships are intransitive,

volatile, and non-Abelian.


Operator precedence rules can be suspended

with the directive #pragma dwim, known as the

"Do what I mean" pragma.


ANSIfication will be firmly resisted.

C+-'s slogan is "Be Your Own Standard."



Bumper Stickers


Grow your own dope. Plant a man.


Jesus is coming! Look busy!


Go ahead and honk. I'm reloading.


Give Blood. Play Hockey.


I like cats. They taste just like chicken.


My other car is Christine,

and she's right behind you!


The question of fishing is not a matter of

life or death.

It's more important than that.


If there is a tourist season,

why can't we shoot them?


Horn broken! Watch for finger!


Hug your kids at home!

Belt them in the car!



On Leadership : Some excerpts from

Royal Navy and Marines

"Officer Fitness Reports"


His men would follow him anywhere

but only out of curiosity.


I would not allow this Officer to breed.


This Officer is not so much a


but more a won't-be.


He has carried out each and every one of

his duties to his entire satisfaction.


He would be out of his depth in a

car park puddle.


Technically sound but socially impossible.


This young lady has delusions of adequacy.


When he joined my ship this Officer was

something of a granny.

Since then he has aged considerably.


This Medical Officer has used my ship to

carry his genitals from port to port

and my officers to carry him from bar to bar.


Since my last report he has reached

rock bottom

and has started to dig.


She sets low personal standards and then

consistently fails to achieve them.


He has the wisdom of youth

and the energy of old age.


This Officer should go far,

and the sooner he starts the better.


The only ship I would recommend this man for

is citizenship.


Works well when under constant supervision

and when cornered like a rat in a trap.


This man is depriving a village somewhere of

an idiot.



Beastly Numbers



Approximate number of the Beast



Roman numerals of the Beast



Number of the High Precision Beast



Number of the Beast fdiv by 1 on a Pentium



Number of the Millibeast



Beast common denominator



Imaginary number of the Beast



Binary of the Beast



Area code of the Beast



Zip code of the Beast



Live Beasts! One-on-one pacts! Call Now!

Only $6.66/minute. Over 18 only please.



Retail price of the Beast



Price of the Beast plus 5% sales tax



Price of the Beast with all accessories

and replacement soul



Walmart price of the Beast



Next week's Walmart price of the Beast


Phillips 666

Gasoline of the Beast


Route 666

Way of the Beast



Oven temperature for Roast Beast



Retirement plan of the Beast



Recommended min. daily requirement of Beast



5-year CD interest rate at

First Beast of Hell National Bank

$666 minimum deposit


Lotus 666

Spreadsheet of the Beast


Word 6.66

Word processor of the Beast



CPU of the Beast: Beastium Pro

"Beastium Inside"



BMW of the Beast



Neighbour of the Beast



PIN of the Beast


66,600 bps

Modem of the Beast



Resolution of the Beast


System 6.66

O/S of the Beast

Domain of the Beast

Splash of the Beast



Graphic of the Beast



Program of the Beast

Source Code of the Beast



Old Source Code of the Beast


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