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At least a couple of points were dead serious: I really wish that today's programming languages had enumerations as a first class type, not just as a thin veil over an integer 'base type'. Cyclical enumerations would be an obvious modifier.

Second: I am dead serious when claiming that a far too high fraction of programmers ignore cultural differences in their coding. Stressing that the first enumeration value is unrelated to first day of the week is no joke. Yet you frequently see that kind of implicit assumptions in code.

Overloading ++ (and --, and for that sake plain + and -) to make an enum type cyclical is no joke.

So although I wrote it as a follow up to your joke marked entry, I wanted to point out that there are connotations to the joke that are not just a joke, but serious matters.

Unfortunately, I have never found an English translation of one of the Danish poet Piet Hein's 'gruk' (he made up that term for his short, pointed words of wisdom), the one that goes, in my very un-poetic from-the-top-of-my-head translation:

He who sees a joke as just a joke
and seriousness always seriously,
he really understands them both
rather poorly.


If I had flagged my post as a joke, I fear that a lot of readers would have failed to notice that the major points of my post are dead serious.

Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

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