(To the tune of Lose Your Delusion II, Track 4 on Machiavelli and The Four Seasons. Sing along if you want.)
Are Em Ay Dee Ay Are Em Ay Dee Ay Turn on Larry Wall, neglect the Countess Lovelace Time has come for us to choose Was commenting just a silly ruse? Turn off Ay Dee Ay, neglect Professor Feldman Like the rest of us I guess He can no longer so impress Why continue to keep trying Dynamic dispatching and late binding In the end it all comes down to this Are Em Ay Dee Ay Are Em Ay Dee Ay We all eventually switch To speedy compilation We choose the hacker pitch Like some inner technical hitch The commenting style that you once had Ends up in your colostomy bag Pick comp.lang.c over c.l.a Choose flamewars over truth Ay Dee Ay becomes RS like TAO before Knuth Are Emmed. Loss of all its inodes. All of us must face the day When our ideals have flown away Just give in to our dismay Program in Perl not Ay Dee Ay Time has been in our youth We sought accuracy in proof Scoffed at the engineers, Who satarised pjr and 262 But oh! How does time unnerve us The Compiler Evaluation Service Doesn't seem worth the hassle Don't change your life Recompile. Are Em Ay Dee Ay Are Em Ay Dee Ay Are Em Ay Dee Ay, neglect Robert Dewar Like the rest of us I guess He can no longer so impress Ay Ay Ay Dee Ay Ay Ay Ay Dee Ay -- by aj and dbs. Who would like to apologise to TISM. But won't. On principle.