Monthly Archives: December 2008

I’ll have to check if you are my type

I was looking through the F# specification the other day with an eye to seeing how the type inferencing works.   I’ve implemented a number of compilers for functional programming languages in the past, and have reasonnable knowledge about how … Continue reading

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Let’s have a chat

It was interesting hearing Bran Selic talking about UML  on se-radio. For me there were three interesting points that I remember from the interview. He covered the history of UML. He made the great observation that people often focus on … Continue reading

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Stop bleeding!

In a conversation at work the other day, I used the phrase "marshal-by-bleed" and a couple of people hadn’t heard it before. There’s a good explanation here – in fact there’s tons of interesting CLR implementation information in Chris Brumme’s blog.   … Continue reading

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Install, damn you!

I recently finished reading The Definitive Guide to the Windows Installer and, quite frankly, I’m amazed I’ve been in the industry this long without knowing much about installation technology. In the old days the installer was something that got written in … Continue reading

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Let’s chat about F#

In October I got to do a talk on Why F# matters. This was a great chance for me to dive deeper into some parts of the language. As always, the questions people asked made lots of connections within the material … Continue reading

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F# can even take out the garbage

With all this talk of modelling at the talks I’ve recently atttended, I figured that it might be time to put some of this in to practice. F# supports the notion of meta-programming quite nicely; there is a means to … Continue reading

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