Dustin Getz provides one of the best “Monads for idiot Python programmers” explanations I’ve seen. Excellent! I think I almost do understand this one.
John McCarthy has died. Discussion on Lambda the Ultimate.
This is possibly the best StackOverflow thread ever (on the quirks of Python closures)
Shapes is a functional drawing language.
Composability and productivity
Fascinating functional languages and silver bullets.
Tim Burks talks about his language Nu (seems to be kind of Ruby-like behaviour with a Lisplike appearance (lack of syntax?) Good references to Brad Cox‘s Planning the Software Industrial Revolution. Cool. Didn’t know this stuff before.
Here’s a question … why is Erlang so ugly? I don’t mean that in a pejorative way (not much, anyway). I mean, I really love what it does. I’m totally impressed with Erlang’s power and simplicity. I’m writing simulations which are about a quarter of the size of the Python equivalent. So this is not […]
And I thought I was ambitious, trying to write a programming language! My friend Oli has decided to reinvent programming as we know it. Details are still trickling out via his web-site : Semantic Programming. And I’m in frenzied skype conversation with him, trying to figure out what it’s all about. In outline, it starts […]