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I find that I dismiss pretty nearly anyone who refers to a programming language in all caps. Outside of FORTRAN, COBOL, and C.*, it just looks ridiculous -- SCHEME, ERLANG, LISP, JAVA...

Rule: you're allowed to use all caps to name any language that originally had to be programmed on terminals without lowercase letters.

So LISP? :)

Also add a special case "SmallTalk" for instant dismissal. It's Smalltalk.

Heh, of _all_ languages – you'd have thought Perl would end up with CamelCase. "PeRl" – nah…


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