Monthly Archives: October 2009

Faster, faster

excl:ensuring-compiled-body   A great article on a new macro for Franz Lisp which ensures that the body is compiled while still interacting correctly with the interpreted dynamic environment. It shows how the code to be compiled can be wrapped so … Continue reading

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Keep the LINQ short

LINQ Unleashed for C# by Paul Kimmel   This was a fairly interesting read which went through the various changes to C# as the language moved between versions 2 and 3, covering in some detail the LINQ extensions. There were chapters … Continue reading

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It’s alive, but not as we know it

It was Mark who made me do it. He raved enthusiastically about a Lisp that was now available on the JVM. Of course, Clojure is designed from the ground up to integrate into the Java platform. That makes it curiously … Continue reading

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Some trees can only have certain kinds of branches

Lambda syntax in C# lets you express more than expressions, but you can’t convert such things into expression trees.   Func<int> lambda = () => 20;Expression<Func<int>> tree = () => 20;Func<int> lambda2 = () => { return 20; };Expression<Func<int>> tree2 … Continue reading

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Go on, suggest something

Of course, to get more a grip on a new framework, it is always good to try to write something using it. In one of videos on Rx, the presentors talk about expressing a suggestions framework using a LINQ query. … Continue reading

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LINQ into the data stream

There have been a couple of recent channel9 interviews covering Rx: The Livelabs Reactive Framework. You can find them here and here. Currently the only release of this framework is as part of the Silverlight Toolkit. However, using the awesome … Continue reading

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Assembly required!

There’s a good article in the May issue of MSDN magazine regarding the Assembly binder, describing how it behaves when you mix LoadFrom and Load. The binder takes care of ensuring that if you do a LoadFrom on an assembly … Continue reading

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