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bio website twitter.com/__carlsmith__
location Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
age 35
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I'm into pretty much anything creative, mainly software, art and writing. My traditional spaces are Python and the Cloud, but have been getting more and more into hacking browsers over the last few years.

For food, I build web apps, mostly on App Engine.

I also try and do my bit for free software and the docs, trying to get more people into CoffeeScript at the moment.


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asked I need some help with defining a shell syntax
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answered Can commented-out code be valuable documentation?
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
You'd just use semis for a lot of it I guess. I think you can use braces in Python too, but you need to import some library to do it. I remember seeing that some place.
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
@MichaelT: You wrote "there is no technical design issue with javascript that makes it inappropriate for being a client side language". You mean Python not JS??
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
Very good points. You're right of course, and know a bit more about this than I do. I'll add an update...
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comment Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?
I only meant that using Python in webpages could be done by compiling it to JS and that this wouldn't be too slow. I see what you're saying, it could do more than increase page load times if the compiled code was less efficient than hand-coded JS. You're right there. I was just assuming the compiler does a good job. If you look at CoffeeScript, once compiled, it is often much better JS than most hand-written stuff in practice. I've heard it said that C compilers produce better machine code than assembly programmers, again in practice. Your point is perfectly valid though.
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