Monthly Archives: February 2010

Thanks for your contribution

It’s been fun looking through the clojure-contrib directories of the 1.1 distribution. There’s tons of really useful source code and examples. These are some of the things that I’ve noticed. There is a contribution that makes it possible to do … Continue reading

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A little lopsided

Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the hidden patterns of numbers by Avner Ash and Robert Gross An awesome maths book that covers the material needed for a proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. The book is written for the amateur mathematician, with lots … Continue reading

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Watch out for the apple!

Gravity’s Arc: The story of gravity from Aristotle to Einstein and beyond by David Darling This was a really interesting read, covering man’s understanding of gravity from the early days of Aristotle who got it completely wrong, though the experimental … Continue reading

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Take your PIC

Doing interviews is great, as there’s always something interesting that comes up in the conversation. In the latest one that I was part of, the issue of calling via an interface on the CLR was mentioned. I vaguely remembered a … Continue reading

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I thought I’d tested that!

I’ve been spending some time looking at Clojure 1.1, in particular the changes between version 1.0 and 1.1. The first thing I found was that there is now a test framework contained within the base image. Clojure.test contains a means … Continue reading

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I don’t want another argument

Having had a very brief look at the compilation of generic classes, I thought it would be good to see how generic methods are handled by the CLR. The following example contains a TestMethod specialized on a generic parameter.     … Continue reading

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How did you do that

Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with Creators of Major Programming Languages by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden A reasonably interesting set of interviews with the creators of a number of programming languages such as C# and Java. Depending on the interviewee … Continue reading

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