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Lovely view from my office balcony this morning. Wish i could capture the fresh smell, light breeze and sound of water and birds. Stellenbosch is awesome
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Lol. Almost the same as my view from block D ;)
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gnome+nvidia leads to annoying damage/repaint issues and kde's KIO isn't supported by neither sublime text nor emacs. it turns out kde with 'n dose of gvfs via gnome's nautilus is the way to go for me.
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it's certainly annoying having to mount stuff this way but its ok for now - i'm actually considering getting /etc/fstab involved.
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I was on leave yesterday to go rock climbing on Table Mountain, then I get to work today to find Jay Kreps' I (heart) Logs has arrived and is lying on my desk. If you get the chance, work on any team managed by my friend (and manager) John Gilmore, you rock dude!
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Thanks man :-)
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From 'real world haskell'

A helpful analogy to understand the value of static typing is to look at it as putting pieces into a jigsaw puzzle. In Haskell, if a piece has the wrong shape, it simply won't fit. In a dynamically typed language, all the pieces are 1x1 squares and always fit, so you have to constantly examine the resulting picture and check (through testing) whether it's correct.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR3Jirqk6W8

"There's something about coding in Haskell and playing Go that go hand and hand together." Yeah!
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i'm writing a tiny python cli. the code took 5 minutes to write and I've spent 10 fixing bugs. every single one would have been caught by a compiler's type checker. sigh.
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But seriously, python defines a language that can be interpreted or compiled. Most implementations seem to op for interpretation, mostly to be able to use optimisers, see pypy.
If it is truly a problem look into pylint and pychecker, it performs mostly the same parsing as a compiler would. Or for long term use invest in an IDE with all the bell and whistles, pycharm comes to mind.
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my favourite little go play: http://play.golang.org/p/5pqL6ywl_4
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https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/osdi14/osdi14-paper-yuan.pdf

you have more catastrophic failures, I have more
if err != nil
if err != nil
if err != nil
if err != nil
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no trade, sorry
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damnit! I have other stuff do to but haskell keeps grapping my interest. all your fault awalterschulze...
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muhahaha.  I think Erik Meijer's course starts again today on edx.  This was by far the easiest way to learn haskell I have found so far.
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Did you benchmark protocol buffers vs your custom generator? The gogoprotobuf project supports generating this kind of marshal/unmarshal code in a standards compliant form. You can also switch between safe or unsafe marshalling/unmarshalling to eek out a bit more performance by enabling the appropriate gogoprotobuf extension.

http://code.google.com/p/gogoprotobuf/
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