Linked by RandomGuy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 20:00 UTC
General Development This series is aimed at programming language aficionados. There's a lot of very abstract writing about programming languages and a lot of simple minded "language X sux!" style blog posts by people who know next to nothing about programming. What I feel is sorely missing is a kind of article that deliberately sacrifices the last 10% of precision that make the theoretical articles dry and long winded but still makes a point and discusses the various trade offs involved. This series is meant to fill that void and hopefully start a lot of discussions that are more enlightening than the articles themselves. I will point out some parallels in different parts of computing that I haven't seen mentioned as well as analyze some well known rules of thumb and link to interesting blogs and articles.
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RE: comments on C++
by RandomGuy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 21:13 UTC in reply to "comments on C++"
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Yeah, that's a good explanation of templates.
The compile time mechanics of C++ are even Turing complete IIRC. The problem is that you _have_ to tell the compiler all those things, even if you don't care and don't want to care.

Also I was using hello world loosely to refer to smallish programs.

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