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Mattia Fregola 2023-09-05 01:06:47

đź“ť WASM: Big deal or little deal?

WebAssembly is getting a lot of hype, but is it the game-changer some think it is?

Paul Tarvydas 2023-09-07 03:07:44

Faré gave a talk “Prototypes: Object-Orientation, Functionally” to our Toronto Lisp Group Sept. 5, 2023.

My personal agenda is finding the “atoms” of programming (simplicity, clarity). I think that Faré nailed the questions of what is OO, what are Classes, what are Prototypes?

The slides from last night are . With the caveat that the slides and talk are WIP.

30 LOC to implement Prototypes (and Classes) in any language that supports first class functions.

Konrad Hinsen 2023-09-07 04:53:38

I like "incrementality" as a core objective.

Shubhadeep Roychowdhury 2023-09-09 16:16:22

The Development of the C Language by Dennis M. Ritchie

The C programming language was devised in the early 1970s as a system implementation language for the nascent Unix operating system. Derived from the typeless language BCPL, it evolved a type structure; created on a tiny machine as a tool to improve a meager programming environment, it has become one of the dominant languages of today. This paper studies its evolution.

Leonardo Dino 2023-09-10 11:55:02

For fans of Bret Victor’s “Inventing on Principle”, it only took a decade: (not affiliated)