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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
CREDIBLE and DUBIOUS,
which are fuzzier than Zadeh's traditional
All Booleans can be declared
with the modifiers strong and weak.
Weak implication is said to
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,
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."
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
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
Works well when under constant supervision
and when cornered like a rat in a trap.
This man is depriving a village somewhere of
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
Gasoline of the Beast
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
Spreadsheet of the Beast
Word processor of the Beast
CPU of the Beast: Beastium Pro
BMW of the Beast
Neighbour of the Beast
PIN of the Beast
Modem of the Beast
Resolution of the Beast
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