27 Feb 2002 cadrian   » (Journeyer)

Thanks to Geoff Eldridge to remind me I have this diary! Sometimes I get lost by the too many things I do. Maybe I should buy an extra brain (er... maybe just _a_ brain)

To sum up 6 months of silence, I don't work for Schlumberger anymore. I do some internal work at Alplog, developping an intranet with some strange techniques involving the files being retrieved from a database, not from a local disk. Does anyone know of an Apache module which can do that? Currently we use servlets, but the drawback is, the files in the database can only be static, and we would like to add some JSP (PHP and so on) stuff too!

Scoop is currently dormant. We found some interesting results, like the fact that the current "once" construct may be used to create thread-local *AND* process-wide objects, thus closing a war which has flamed for too long. Consider:

my_object: MY_OBJECT is
    -- this object will be thread-local (if MY_OBJECT is
    -- not a separate class; otherwise, see below)
  once
    create Result
  end

my_unique_object: separate MY_OBJECT is -- this object will be process-wide unique! once create Result end

Tonight I'm in holidays. I go to a "classe de neige", i.e. I go skiing with 30 10-year pupils and their teacher. I look forward having some fun!

During this time I'll let my brain home. ;o)

I'll be back online Saturday March 9th.

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