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Ben Lynn
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Why Laziness Matters
Should a programming language be lazy by default? Robert Harper says no . Lennart Augustsson says yes .
No matter who is right, I say all computer scientists should become proficient
in a lazy language, whether or not they use it in daily life. My evidence ...
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Regex Derivatives
Like many of my generation, I was taught to use Thompson’s
construction to convert a regular expression to a
deterministic finite automaton (DFA).
Namely, we draw tiny graphs for each component of a given
regular expression, and stitch them together to form...
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Solving the JavaScript Problem
The JavaScript Problem is a good problem to have.
Against the odds, “write once, run anywhere” is a reality for web browsers
because of a language governed by a standards organization.
Not so long ago, proprietary technologies such as Flash and Silverlight
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Much time has passed since my last entry. I’ve been frantically filling gaps in
my education, so I’ve had little to say here. My notes are better off on my homepage , where I can better organize them, and incorporate interactive demos. However, I want to dr...
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Neural Networks in Haskell
Long ago, when I first looked into machine learning, neural networks didn’t
stand out of the crowd. They seemed on par with decision trees, genetic
algorithms, genetic programming, and a host of other techniques. I wound up
dabbling in genetic programming b...
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Mighty Warp
Wow. There exists a Haskell web server
with the following properties : Outperforms nginx . Under 1300 lines of source. Clear control flow: handles one request per thread using blocking calls. Slowloris DoS protection. The secret is GHC’s runtime system (RTS...
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Let's Code!
Let's Code!
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15 Shades of Grey
15 Shades of Grey
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Straw Men in Black
Straw Men in Black
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