I added a new category "Scientific Programming" for discussions of, well, issues related to languages targeting scientific programming.
The site math viewer is consistently crashing my iPad; it makes a note that it is trying to load something math.js for awhile before Safari just dies. Either this is an iOS issue, or an iOS + great firewall issue (if the font files aren't hosted locally, they are usually hosted by a blocked-in-china google).
LtU now supports MathJax, which allows the use of TeX markup in posts and comments. Note that only TeX/LaTeX markup is currently supported - the alternate MathML format conflict's with the blog's HTML sanitization.
This enhancement is dedicated to neelk, who most recently suggested this feature just over a year ago.
When I went searching for a bit of Mathjax-compatible LaTeX that was relevant to programming languages, the first good example Google found for me was on Neel's blog:
Copy-pasting the above and making it work immediately made it clear that we're going to need a package of useful macros. But it's a start. Feedback welcome.
I thought it was just summer, but now that fall is here, the site still feels kind of quiet.
I tried to post a link to my posting:
but it just posts a link to the first page of a 2-page discussion and doesn't connect to my posting. Seems broken.
Steps to reproduce:
a) View a forum topic in a collapsed view, say collapsed threaded.
This is the reason for this empty comment of mine. I couldn't see any way to delete the comment after I'd moved it to the right place.
Perhaps it would be less confusing if the form on a comment url replied to that url? That's what HN does. Or we could follow reddit and get rid of that form altogether.
I've been bouncing around between views as a way to make sure I don't miss any comments. What do others do? Does everyone use the global track page? It seems unsatisfying for some reason (partly I keep forgetting it exists). And the asterisks feel unreliable because I'm afraid I navigated away without reading all of them.
Say for example, http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/4535#comment-73053, it loads the first page, and can't jump to the comment because its on the second page.
are there any drupal hackers who could somehow fix the ever narrowing text problem? :-)
I thinking about the design of the object model of a new programming language, and am leaning away from the idea of inheritance.
As far as my understanding goes, inheritance serves the following purposes:
* re-use of code in the child class by inheriting functionality from parent classes
* helping/enabling polymorphism by creating classes that have similar enough capabilities to make them "compatible" to a greater of lesser extent.
Have I missed anything or got aything wrong? Does anyone know of any language type models that do not use inheritance? Does anyone have a view of the pros & cons of such a model?
I've looked at what has been in Go, and my initial impression is that I like it.
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