Simon Willison’s Weblog

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There was a time when you could whip out a parser in lex and yacc, stitch together a naive VM and throw it over the wall and you’d have a new scripting language. Those days are coming to a close and in a few years (if not months) you won’t be able get traction with anything unless it does direct threading, is register based, has generational GC, does peephole optimizations, does trace-folding, does type-inferenced inline caching, etc.

Joe Gregorio # 8th June 2008, 9:36 am

Size Is The Enemy. Jeff Atwood: “I’ve started a cottage industry mining Steve [Yegge]’s insanely great but I-hope-you-have- an-hour-to-kill writing and condensing it into its shorter form points.” Lots of verbose static typing apologists in the comments. # 24th December 2007, 10:50 am

What I’m excited about, post-conference edition

Wow, I’ve had a really busy month. I’ve attended (and spoken at) BarCamp London, Media in Transition, d.Construct, RailsConf Europe, Euro Foo and EuroOSCON. All were excellent, and each one nicely complemented the others. I’m exhausted. I think my brain is full.

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