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    Ankur

    3 years ago
    Random tangent I thought about at work today: what is the point of the executable bit on a file? Been using it for years, totally understand how it works, but I don’t think I know any of the history as to why that was a necessary permission to make explicit. Could we add more such bits to the world? “This file should never launch a process that can access the microphone / speaker / camera / internet / etc”
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    jkoppel

    3 years ago
    @stevekrouse What I said in my interview about the supply of most tools being 0 (from Latoza.& Myers 2010)
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  • jarm

    jarm

    3 years ago
    Hey, in my @donut #1-on-1s with @Staffan I was trying to recall an article / presentation given in the past 1-2 years by the creator of Inform (inform7.com) reflecting on natural language and programming languages, but now I can’t find the link. Does anyone know what I’m referring to? Edit: found it! Really good read: http://www.emshort.com/ifmu/inform.html
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    Kartik Agaram
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  • Duncan Cragg

    Duncan Cragg

    3 years ago
    Hi, I created a spreadsheet following recent chat about things we have in common. You can compare your project with others.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12sTu7RT-s_QlAupY1v-3DfI1Mm9NEX5YMWWTDAKHLfc/edit?usp=sharing Feel free to add yourself and your work if you think this is useful 😄 @stevekrouse is this the kind of thing you think may be useful to our group?
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  • gman

    gman

    3 years ago
    I just read this article on APL http://vector.org.uk/art10011550 Anyone used APL? What's it like writing a file parser or a UI in APL?
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    Edward de Jong / Beads Project
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    nagle

    3 years ago
    i have a lot of curiousity about the gender composition of this group ... anyone know?
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    3 years ago
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    shalabh

    3 years ago
    Anyone familiar with RINA (an alternative network architecture)? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursive_Internetwork_Architecture
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  • Felix Kohlgrüber

    Felix Kohlgrüber

    3 years ago
    It seems like a lot of you guys have looked into structured / ast-based editors previously or even tried to implement an editor. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about why these kinds of editors haven't been widely adopted. What are the challenges (both technical and social), what are the open questions, ...?
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  • Felix Kohlgrüber

    Felix Kohlgrüber

    3 years ago
    I discovered Michael L. Van De Vanter and his work today. He's been working on advanced code editors already when I was born and recognized several problems with structure editors a long time ago. I read the following papers [1, 2] and can only recommend them. Especially the idea of using only lexical information for structured editing [2] sounds very interesting. His website [3] lists more publications that might be interesting for this community as well. [1]: http://vandevanter.net/mlvdv/publications/the_documentary_structure_o.html [2]: http://vandevanter.net/mlvdv/publications/displaying_and_editing_sour.html [3]: http://vandevanter.net/mlvdv/publications/ PS: This demo video shows cool things like proportional fonts, managed whitespace and IDE features that still aren't widely used nowadays. And it's from 1994 😲: http://vandevanter.net/mlvdv/publications/the-clarity-code-processor.html
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    Jake Brownson
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