Violent IRC

Alternate title: It’s been a while since I’ve gotten threats

No really it has.

I mean, I know I can seem to be a dick at times or actually be one. And of course I also know the feeling of wanting to smash someones head against a wall.

But I don’t think I’d ever go as far as to straight up threaten someone about something miniscule and especially not on the internet. And for some reason I thought people were very much complying with that limit. Since I usually hang out in development channels things only get heated in the everlasting battles of the languages/paradigms/text editors. You know, the usual stuff.

Fast forward to this day and well, yesterday partially. I will post the chatlogs here, but for obvious reasons I won’t leave out anything that person or I said. I will censor that persons nickname to not discriminate against anyone.

As a little backstory: Person (as I will call him from now on) has a tendency to make unrelated/unhelpful/annoying replies to things or just straight up randomly post them. And everything he writes is basically about how everyone should just switch to functional programming, F# in particular. And as can be expected people got annoyed. To be honest I was particularly mean to the guy that day, because he had pissed me off before.

Well, I was going to compile the important bits from IRC. But it is too much so here’s just the query I got from that person for writing a bot that impersonated him by endorsing F# in a ridiculous manner in the room.

Here’s the link

So I am not sure what to think about this. He is clearly making stuff up, but I really have no idea what the point of this is supposed to be. Especially for someone, who claims superiority for using the “better” programming language, based on some convoluted metric apparently based on the Curry-Howard-Correspondence, resorting to threats of physical violence seems to be a bit off. I mean that is bound to make you lose pretty much any highground in any… hm, let’s say “discussion”.

What do you guys think? (If there are guys reading this that is of course)

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