And another April Fools joke, via Lambda the Ultimate:
In a move which surprised industry analysts, Yahoo, Inc. has confirmed that the software which runs Yahoo Store, which was in the process of being converted from its original implementation in the computer language lisp to the C++ language, will be converted back into lisp as soon as possible. A Yahoo spokesman, who requested anonymity, had this to say: "Boy, that was really embarrassing. See, the reason we wanted to get rid of lisp is that none of us could read any of the code because of all those silly parentheses. But just last week, we found a text editor (called "emacs", I think) which has this amazing feature -- it actually can highlight the opening parenthesis that corresponds to a closing parenthesis. That just blew us all away. Once we had that killer feature, we knew that it was in our long-term interests to go back to lisp -- it's much more flexible than C++. Unfortunately, we'd already converted everything to C++ already... if any lisp programmers are reading this, you might want to fax us your resume." The spokesman went on to say that he'd heard great things about something called "closures", which he believed were a way to seal code against bugs or something like that.