"So we really cannot call...I'm sorry to say it...but we can't call λ-calculus the universal programming language. Right. And the reason we can't do it is because calling it universal is too limiting." -- Philip Wadler
Fun with speech synthesizers! I thought the slt voice, which sounds female, was very pleasant. But the cadence was much better on the awb_time voice. I don't know what the _time refers to (there is also a plain awb voice), but if it's settings we can play with in Festival, then perhaps we can do the same thing to the slt voice. I'll have to dig into Festival some day.
We are pleased to announce the release of Clojure 1.7. The two headline
features for 1.7 are transducers and reader conditionals. Also see the
complete list of all changes since Clojure 1.6 for more details.
Transducers are composable algorithmic transformations. They are
independent from the context of their input and output sources and specify
only the essence of the transformation in terms of an individual element.
+Nick Patch 's "Hello, my name is __________" talk at #YAPC was pretty great! It sounds like he's going to repeat it at several upcoming conferences, but if you're not going to any of those, both the video and the slides are available here on the internets!
Don't know whether to blame AMC or Verizon, but watching episode 1 of HUM∀NS online was pretty painful. The show itself was interesting enough, but the repeated pausing for no apparent reason got old quick. I don't think I'll give up my television set quite yet.
any architectural ones, Active Record, Data Mapper, Model View Controller, Dependency Injection. Language change might make it easier, or add some native support, but those are architecture separation of concerns decisions. Honestly I don't think most of the gang of four or other pattern books would change much... sometimes you also have to realize your framework/language is just doing it for you. I've never written a flyweight in Java, but I know Java itself has flyweights under the hood (more or less) (and I know Perl 6 had a memory/cpu improvement adding them).