Welcome to 2015 (part 2)

Bloody hell! I just wrote a blog post and WordPress lost it. Grrrr … The short resume was : – yes, I’m late (Feb) continuing my “Welcome to 2015” blog posts. – last year I got the functional programming bug. Haskell is pretty damned good, but I’ve fallen for Clojure because a) dynamic types, b) […]

Are Languages Still Evolving Towards Lisp?

My Quora answer to the question “Is it still reasonable to say mainstream languages are generally trending towards Lisp, or is that no longer true?“ Based on my recent experiments with Haskell and Clojure. Lisp is close to a pure mathematical description of function application and composition. As such, it offers one of the most […]

Learn You a Haskell

So I decided to actually sit down and Learn Me a Haskell. Worked through the first few sections. Kind of what I knew already except I think I’m getting a glimmer of why Currying / Partial Application is a good idea, at least in that it’s a very concise way of making higher-order functions on […]

Programming Language Features for Large Scale Software

My Quora Answer to the question : What characteristics of a programming language makes it capable of building very large-scale software? The de facto thinking on this is that the language should make it easy to compartmentalize programming into well segregated components (modules / frameworks) and offers some kind of “contract” idea which can be […]