Please, PLEASE watch this in HD full screen. Wow. Math can be breathtakingly beautiful. via YouTube – Mandelbox trip.
From “The Discovery of Continuations” The talk actually had one direct and important consequence for computing. Under the inspiration of the notion of the unnecessity of goto’s, Dijkstra spent that evening constructing realistic examples of programs without goto’s, … So while van Wijngaarden said that goto’s were unnecessary … , Dijkstra stretched the point to […]
Subtyping, Subclassing, and Trouble with OOP. Excerpt: What makes this problem more unsettling is that both you and I tried to do everything by the book. We wrote a safe, typechecked code. We eschewed casts. g++ (2.95.2) compiler with flags -W and -Wall issued not a single warning. […] And yet, despite all my efforts […]
Great one liner on PL design: Every programming language is designed to restrict trouble programmers can get into. The key is that they all have different ideas of trouble. via Hacker News
So, for those not familiar, I go by toast` on the programming language IRC channels. So when I saw this video come up on youtube, with Mr. Engineer (my preferred TF2 class), I had a feeling of a certain kind of awesome. Like it was meant for me, or something. Yeah, Toast!!