Feb 13, 2008 at 6:16 PMSQL is a fine example of a functional language that most of us are used to already... but even can become complex when considering a database getting hit by many users simulaneously with row/table locks and buffering modes. It doesn't really solve the race condition that crops up in parallel computing.
Charles Nutter and Wayne Kelly: Making Ruby Run on Static Virtual Machines - JRuby(JVM) and Ruby.NETFeb 11, 2008 at 5:07 PMI like php and code in it for most all my web projects but I also code it like I used to do my c++ code in college.
edit: found low resolution copy. Thanks C.
Erik Meijer, Gilad Bracha, Mads Torgersen: Perspectives on Programming Language Design and EvolutionFeb 07, 2008 at 9:12 AM"Drivers are easy"
Also, just a thought... In the boring world of business programming we like rigidity and rules.
Erik Meijer, Gilad Bracha, Mads Torgersen: Perspectives on Programming Language Design and EvolutionFeb 06, 2008 at 9:09 PMThis is great stuff. I think the idea of a pluggable type system is interesting(seems cleaner to me), but would it really add to the power of a type system say of the CLR.
My meaning here is, at some level all types are comprised of some other basic types. For example, you could say have a variable of type bmp... but at a basic level it can be expressed as a byte array.
Unless we start doing things like var x = new SQLserver(), wouldn't a pluggable type system just allow us to more easily work with this super set of types? But then again, couldn't the same be accomplished by creating the class and doing a lot of operator overloading? Or, would this be a way to dynamically type these complex object types?
Or, and this very well could be the case, am I just missing the point?
edit: just an after thought. its mentioned that a built in type system can limit the ability of a language to adapt over time... but the first thing that pops to mind is... Fortran had ints an strings and arrays... and so does the CLR(albeit a little smarter). Theres nearly 50 years between now and when fortran came out.. Just for a chuckle.
These silverlight players are killing me. Everytime I load channel9 my entire ie locks, even other tabs for near 30 seconds just to load that picture. Its really an unacceptable freeze. Can't you guys load the page and then load the player in an AJAX panel so I can continue other tasks?
sry, its been getting on my nerves since channel9 switched players. I appreciate your efforts.