21 Mar 2004 ncm   » (Master)

Who would have thought there was something new to say about discrete finite automata? Evidently until now only Boris Alexeev (scroll down just a bit).

Anybody can write a Scheme interpreter in Scheme, but that's no great trick: I can turn my car into a car without even a wrench. If you want to impress me, write a Haskell compiler, as a set of ".h" files, that runs in any C++ compiler's template evaluator, and toss in the entire Haskell standard library, and make it practical to use for writing real, almost pretty, programs. (Too late, it's done.) I am obliged to mslicker for drawing my attention to a wholly remarkable paper: Syntax Sugar for FC++: lambda, infix, monads, and more. Of course the library it describes is available under a liberal license.

Membership in Orkut "I hate Java" first caught up with "Lisp" at 284. Now they're both at 365, and still tracking. Amazing. Then again, there's Limecat, who is manifestly displeased, so who knows anything?.

Thank you and congratulations, bagder, on your 79th cURL release. Your work matters.

Everything is still working -- Galeon, Evolution, gnome-panel, linux-2.6. After I suspended my laptop to disk, though, and turned it back on, I had to reset the ALSA/ES1978 driver. Tsk.

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