PL's, compilers; Go, Rust Show more
OK. From my quick & shallow research:
#Go doesn't offer a single new feature, only adds few old ones, existing for decades in all the other languages (besides C) already, and permutes the syntax elements.
While #Rust's primary selling point is not that it adds something, but removes a whole bunch of backward-compatibility features found in C++. — Still the syntax is too complicated and stinks #C. And I'm reluctant to depend on #LLVM.
I’m obviously not an EE — but I was stunned to learn that consumer power drills use a reasonably powerful ARM microprocessor to activate the coils and drive the drill motor.
Right now we’re relying on friction from software diversity to keep our society functioning. But in practice, the first people to get really serious about automatic vulnerability finding are going to own the equivalent of a nuclear arsenal.
A history of Postgres. No need to buy a copy from the ACM. https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.01973
“A VC offers you a contract: he gives you money to accelerate a proven business model … we understood that we weren’t really a startup. We don’t really share any of their characterizing traits. In fact, we are more likely a “stay-up”, to steal a term from Aral Balkan, i.e. a sustainable business with no exit deadline.”
Here’s to more stayups in Europe. We don’t have to blindly follow the toxic Silicon Valley model of VC & exits that gave us #SurveillanceCapitalism
@amiloradovsky I can see it. A burning plane with a fat trail of smoke losing height at a rapid speed.
Don't worry, we're just "Shutting down"! 🤣
@juliobiason If a person cannot say anything bad about some language/framework etc, then they simply haven't used it enough.
After a while, everybody finds some specific things that could be improved. I'm a huge fan of Common Lisp, but I could write a long list of all the things that could be improved.
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The best type-system / typing discipline is using all the fingers simultaneously and not looking at the keyboard.
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