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November 30 2022

Blog archive

Last 10 blog posts
How Hard is it to Adapt a Memory Allocator to CHERI?
"Programming" and "Programmers" Mean Different Things to Different People
pizauth: First Stable Release
The Need to Explain
Two Stories for "What is CHERI?"
My Interview with Eelco Visser on Parsing
Why Split Lexing and Parsing Into Two Separate Phases?
Displaying My Washing Machine's Remaining Time With curl, jq, and pizauth
pizauth: dump and restore
How Big Should a Programming Language Be?
  • The Death of the Key Change. Pop(ular) music has definitely shifted in style and key changes are no longer common. This article might seem a bit US-centric, but I suspect the UK stats would be similar. The graph at about 1/3 of the way down makes the change jaw-droppingly clear.
  • The leap second’s time is up: world votes to stop pausing clocks Leap seconds are to be abandoned... but what about the existing leap seconds? I suppose I'll still have to deal with machines whose view of the world differs by about 40 seconds for a long time to come...
  • I am disappointed by dynamic typing. Dynamically typed languages seem increasingly uninterested in exploring the things that they can do that statically typed languages can't. This article has some interesting thoughts on how such languages can take advantage of their very nature.
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