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1000 years of COBOL
Justin Falcone | "you didn't explain anything, you just described an analogy in terms of a more complex analogy" | they/them
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1000 years of COBOL 53s
Replying to @modernserf
- one more I forgot: why it's totally cool and punk rock to make your own programming language. Currently have the rather ungainly title "Here's three data structures, now make a language"
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Replying to @helenhousandi
Is the answer something like piping git branch into sed or is there a better way
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Replying to @mcclure111
I encountered this the last time I worked on a Go project and it was infuriating
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1000 years of COBOL 33m
Replying to @wavebeem
No `()`!
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1000 years of COBOL 53m
I get how it's consistent within JS' split between primitives and objects, but it's a little confounding that [] is true but "" is false
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1000 years of COBOL 56m
Replying to @mountain_ghosts
Also I have solved this in my vanity language by having no booleans, only Option or Result types
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1000 years of COBOL 1h
"Sexy croquembouche" (was watching Great British Bake-Off)
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Ayesha A. Siddiqi 2h
the “numbers” being on our side only matters if we use the strength, american white supremacists don’t outnumber us but they don’t need to if we carry on without fighting with the force this moment demands
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1000 years of COBOL 2h
Jesse Singal, 1850: "sure is suspicious that all these people think they have 'infections' after they hear about germ theory. Is toxic miasma not ~trendy~ enough for them?"
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1000 years of COBOL 3h
Forth does this too!
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Replying to @importantshock
i dont think i noticed this when i first read these; did you change your cms recently?
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Johnicholas 7h
Replying to @modernserf @kragen
You might like 's Stone Knife Forth if you choose to give a talk about postapocalyptic programming: I also like @abecdarius's ichbins a lot:
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
the contestants will describe themselves as feeling either "chuffed" or "gutted", and regardless of what they make, their creation will be called a "pudding"
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
- "Great British Metaobject Protocol-Off", where five chefs present their takes on implementing OOP in javascript, and the judges critique them
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
there's always been something unsettling about the forth mindset -- it has both the Curse of Lisp "lone genius" problems, but also an obsession with bare-metal implementation -- its basically a software version of a Prepper mindset, so why not lean into it?
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
like, chuck moore's first book on Forth ends with a basic outline of how to implement forth on an early 70s minicomputer from literally zero, i.e. entering in instructions one-by-one on the panel switches
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
- postapocalyptic programming in Forth: I've been trying to give a forth talk for years, but I couldn't quite figure out the angle; after reading How to Invent Everything I realized I could take it from the perspective of "how to reinvent programming from scratch"
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
this would be a companion piece to my HyperCard talk, though this one would be (mostly?) autobiographical -- basically expanding on the stuff i talk about here
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
Replying to @modernserf
- "almost programming" with ResEdit, and my experience learning how computers work by breaking them
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1000 years of COBOL 8h
so i've got a few different topics i could cover for my next talk, and i'm not sure which one i should pursue
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