= I =
If you want X, you know where to find it.
There is a legend
that Dennis Ritchie, inventor of C, once responded to demands
for features resembling those of what at the time was a much more
popular language by observing "If you want PL/I, you know where to
find it." Ever since, this has been hackish standard form for
fending off requests to alter a new design to mimic some older
(and, by implication, inferior and baroque) one. The case X =
Pascal manifests semi-regularly on Usenet's comp.lang.c
newsgroup. Indeed, the case X = X has been reported in discussions
of graphics software (see X).
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.