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bio website cs.tufts.edu/~nr
location Malden, MA
age 52
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Aug 28 at 20:40
Happy hacker in C, Icon, Haskell, Lua, ML, Modula-3, Scheme, and others. Favorite language: whatever I'm using at the moment.

Good ways to get in contact include Skype chat to norman-ramsey or (less reliable) AIM to norman62ramsey

Every time I see a question about "strong" or "weak" typing, I kill a kitten.


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answered What is the biggest weakness of students graduating with degrees in Computer Science?
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answered Ternary operator considered harmful?
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May
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comment I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
@Alex, never go through HR. If you're lucky, someone you know knows someone where you want to work.
May
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comment I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
@Alex: There sure are a lot of crappy jobs out there. I'm lucky in that most of the students I teach get to interview for good ones (although they don't always get offers).
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answered I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
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answered Making money with Open Source as a developer?
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comment Why isn't OCaml more popular?
@Chris: IMO this is one reason that Perl is losing mindshare.
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comment Reaching Intermediate Programming Status
I disagree---the best programmers are like the best writers: they literally cannot stop themselves from doing what they do best.
Jan
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comment Why isn't OCaml more popular?
The ML language does indeed go back quite far, but I don't think there was a native-code compiler before Luca Cardelli's compiler circa 1984. SML also dates from 1984 with the addition of Dave MacQueen's modules proposal.
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answered Why isn't OCaml more popular?
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answered Should integer divide by zero halt execution?