Archive for January, 2019

Okay, in part one I showed you what I’ve learned about writing regular expression engines in Haskell. The example shown uses Haskell chars, so is unicode-compliant. I also mentioned a semiring. Here’s what a Haskell semiring’s class looks like. (A Haskell ‘class’ is more like a Trait in Rust, or an Interface is Java; it […]

I’ve been working my way through A Play on Regular Expressions, a programming pearl by Sebastian Fischer, Frank Huch, and Thomas Wilke on the use of weighted values in regular expressions. The paper has six parts, and I’ve understood everything up through part two, and what I’ve understood already blows my mind. I recently put […]

Last night, I went to a huge “Tech Talk and Happy Hour” put on by one of the major automobile manufacturers. They were recruiting talent for their engineering teams to develop a new infrastructure for self-driving cars. They even had an example on display. It was invitation-only and the recruiter tried extra hard to make […]

01Jan

I installed LSP and I Liked It

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

I was wrong about Visual Studio Code. Not in the particulars, mind you. I’m still an Emacs user. It’s still my one and only IDE. But there was something about Visual Studio Code that bugged the hell out of me: on-the-fly syntactic analysis. I hated it. I thought it was a lazy developer’s feature, a […]


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