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Jul
10
answered Completing a project successfully despite hostile management?
Jul
9
answered how to start fixing bugs in open source softwares
Jul
8
comment Is it common to prototype in a higher level language?
What do you hope to gain from writing your own database engine?
Jul
8
comment Is it common to prototype in a higher level language?
Sometimes "Don't do that." is the correct answer to "How do I do X?"
Jul
8
comment Isn't functional paradigm too divergent with underlying hardware to be generally efficient?
@vines: I haven't used either language for a performance-critical application, so I can't really speak to that.
Jul
8
answered Isn't functional paradigm too divergent with underlying hardware to be generally efficient?
Jul
1
comment Does a prose to code compiler exist?
Does csse.monash.edu.au/~damian/papers/HTML/Perligata.html count?
Jun
30
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
@R0MANARMY: Yes, but Rails wasn't around back then.
Jun
30
comment At what point does programming become a useful skill?
What languages have you tried to learn? Different languages suit different people better; it may be that you haven't found one that fits the way you think.
Jun
30
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
I've done something like this. I used Ruby to generate stored procedures and data access classes based on database table definitions.
Jun
30
revised Paradigms fit for UI programming
OOP may not be best for GUIs, but GUIs are among the best uses for OOP
Jun
30
comment Paradigms fit for UI programming
@SK-logic: You could make a very good case for that, and some interesting work in Common Lisp (have you heard of Cells?) has been done in that direction. I'll edit my answer to make it more precise.
Jun
30
answered Paradigms fit for UI programming
Jun
29
comment Is it common to prototype in a higher level language?
+1: Also, Perl, Python and Ruby can call C functions, so you can write the performance-sensitive parts in C if necessary.
Jun
24
comment Does new generation of programmers use Emacs?
For what it's worth, both Emacs and Vim have built-in tutorials.
Jun
24
comment Inspirational software for end-users written in Haskell?
Yi is an interesting editor written in Haskell. I'd put that as an answer, but I've only looked at the source code and haven't actually used it.
Jun
24
comment Does new generation of programmers use Emacs?
@David: I agree that vi(m) is more esoteric, but both require a significant investment of time to be used to their fullest potential.
Jun
24
comment Does new generation of programmers use Emacs?
@David: and that goes double for emacs.
Jun
24
answered What Languages are mostly understood “intuitively” and could benefit from a more formal learning approach?
Jun
22
comment Why functional programming?
@Job: The place where I work considers this proprietary software, so I can't share it with you, but it's not difficult to write a SQL parser in Haskell, it's just a lot of work.