Re: 5 threads in 1

Robert Harley (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 16:09:54 +0200 (MET DST)

>So, while I'm responding to Rob Harley, and now that FoRK has
>become such a lovefest of soul-baring, who is Rob Harley anyway?
>How does an Irishman wind up in France?

Because his Dad always loved France, got a job here 15 years ago and
dragged us all over... I think it was for the wine.

>Why did he go to Caltech

It was the grad-school with a good reputation in the US that least
ressembled a factory. That and the SoCal climate.

>only to return to France?

My advisor, a very cool dude called Jan van de Snepscheut, died in a fire.
That put a bit of a crimp on my PhD plans...

>Why does he keep an Irish flag on his web page?

Most of my pages are available in both English and French: on the
French ones I have the French flag and on the English ones, I'm hardly
going to put the Union Jack or the Stars and Stripes!

>Is he going back to Ireland one day?

Dunno, probably not.

>Why does his thumbnail jpeg look like he's trying to
>scare everyone away? Is he?

No! Hey that's the best picture I have. You should have seen the
previous one :(

>What is ML? What is so great about it that I'd never, ever heard
about it until 2 months ago, and now I *keep* hearing about it

It's a "real" programming languages as opposed to a toy one, whose
semantics have been completely definitely by a book-full of
mathematical equations. In theory it's flawless. In practice it's
fairly decent.

-- Rob.