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: Blank Stare
by RandomGuy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 21:08 UTC in reply to "Blank Stare"
RandomGuy
Member since:
2006-07-30

Please don't think that just because I tried to give a short explanation of big O notation I do not understand asymptotic behavior. In fact I mentioned the phrase and wrote that it's about growth. Don't let the first sentence throw you.

Like I said, I wanted to sacrifice some precision to make the article less dry and long winded. Maybe I chose the wrong trade off and got people bitching instead of thinking...

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RE[2]: Blank Stare
by ringham on Wed 10th Jun 2009 21:12 in reply to "RE: Blank Stare"
ringham Member since:
2006-03-23

Your article doesn't make any sense. It is not organized in any coherant fashion. It goes off on wild tangents and draws conclusions out of thin air, and when conclusions aren't drawn out of thin air, they are based on faulty assumptions. That is why people are bitching.

There is no possible way an intelligent discussion could be started from that article, it's just too poorly written. Sorry.

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