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Two Turing Machines
For fun I wrote two universal Turing machines: one in Prolog, one in Mercury. This led me to some observations about type systems and their spheres of utility.
Have Designer, Will Travel
Making custom digital hardware used to be difficult and expensive. No longer. It's time for us to realise that we live in the age of custom hardware being ...
Mercury's "Time to Hello World"
There's an interesting metric for language accessibility (and therefore, by extension, often its popularity) called "Time to Hello World". Mercury's "Time to ...
Time to 'Fess Up
I played a little joke a while back and now it's time to both 'fess up and to explore some of the sadly all-too-explicable reactions to it.
Adding Textadept Support to Factor
The "Common Learning Initiative" project of #yfl has selected Factor as the language we're going to jointly learn. Factor has some nice tooling for supporting ...
Factor example program
For the CLI project season one, I document and explain a little sample program using the Factor language.
Farewell (for now)
I just can't use this site any longer. It's time to wave goodbye.
Hello, World
It's finally happened. I actually understand enough Plone (with Bahman's help!) to make meaningful contributions.
Stupid Shell Trick
Launching GUI apps from the shell is often a pain. No longer!
Setting up Emacs with Flymake for Mercury
Quick guide on how to get Emacs have Mercury code 'flymade' so you can see the errors as you edit the code.
Use “getopt” in a Bash script to parse long and short command line options, enforce arguments for some options and spot dubious user input.
High vs. Low Level Languages
There's a lot of mistaken impressions about high level languages, both in terms of their attributes and their benefits. Allow me to elucidate.
Meta-Predicates in SWI-Prolog
The meta_predicate directive in Prolog can cause confusion when first encountered for two reasons: 1, it is a horrible, horrible hack; 2, documentation for it ...
FSL Interceptor Creation
The Fsl package created by our very own Marc Simpson puts a really cool extension wrapper around the core of the great Fossil SCM. Adding new commands and ...
140 Characters of Stupid at a Time
I don't use Twitter. For any reason. Here's why.
Currying In Different Languages
Snippets of currying mechanisms in different languages which support currying