Schlagwort-Archiv: Programmieren

Soft Skills.

PHP is a hell of a language.

Müllsammlung.

Hmmm; we can't postpone the dirty work any longer. In emergency situations, garbage collection is a necessity. And occasionally, as a ZDD base grows, garbage collection is a nicety, to keep our house in order.

Donald Knuth: bdd15.w

Progrem.

I write an average of five new programs every week. Poets have to write poems. I have to write computer programs.

The ultimate test of whether I understand something is if I can explain it to a computer. I can say something to you and you’ll nod your head, but I’m not sure that I explained it well. But the computer doesn’t nod its head. It repeats back exactly what I tell it. In most of life, you can bluff, but not with computers.

Donald Knuth in Quanta Magazine: The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories

Pamplemoupdate.

Making apps and games from an island in the Marquesas sounds idyllic. It's easy to imagine a developer smiling, one hand on the keyboard and the other holding a perspiring glass of pamplemousse juice, so pleased with his choices. 'AH! Dee-li-cious!' In truth, the developer can't enjoy his pamplemousse juice because he's too busy swearing at faraway bodies in Silicon Valley who think 10 G software updates are perfectly reasonable.Making apps and games from an island in the Marquesas sounds idyllic. It's easy to imagine a developer smiling, one hand on the keyboard and the other holding a perspiring glass of pamplemousse juice, so pleased with his choices. 'AH! Dee-li-cious!' In truth, the developer can't enjoy his pamplemousse juice because he's too busy swearing at faraway bodies in Silicon Valley who think 10 G software updates are perfectly reasonable.

Hundred Rabbits: tools ecosystem

Turbo Book.

By saying "just like a book," Borland means, for example, that this software may be used by any number of people, and may be freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as there is no possibility of it being used at one location while it's being used at another or on a computer network by more than one user at one location. Just like a book can't be read by two different people in two different places at the same time, neither can the software be used by two different people in two different places at the same time.

Borland: No-Nonsense License Statement

(via Wikipedia: Turbo Pascal)

Trash Trash.

The truth, though, is that deletion has never existed technologically in the way that we conceive of it. Deletion is just a ruse, a figment, a public fiction, a not-quite-noble lie that computing tells you to reassure you and give you comfort.

Edward Snowden: Permanent Record

M-x midnight-madness.

If you run one Emacs session for a period of days, as many people do, it can fill up with buffers that you used several days ago.

GNU Emacs Manual: 19.4 Killing Buffers

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