On the curious handling of uint8_t type by the C++ language.
My report about #LambdaWorld 2019. In my opinion the best programming conference. @
C++ has made a point of pride to thoroughly keep backward compatibility so that even the most antique and obsolete C++ source code may compile with just a few warnings (if any). This may be good to someone, but it makes for some funny constructs. A member function declaration is dissected to analyze the meaning and the history of the parts added after the first C++ standard.
Scala Italy is the Italian conference of the Scala Language now to the 7th edition – a time to meet old friends, to make new friends, to talk about programming and to attend high-quality speech about the Scala language.This year, following the tradition, started in 2018 🙂 the conference lasted two full days.Conference videos are
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my take on the italian C++ 2019 conference.
One week ago I received an email from the most successful online store owned by Bezos, telling me that since my site didn’t earn any money in the last 365 days, my affiliation program was terminated. Within a week I had to remove all references to their website from my blog. Here is the text
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A short rant about the chances you have one the garbage collector stays between you and the required performances.
One of the (many?) shortcomings of Java is, at least in my humble opinion, the lack of unsigned integers. This may seem a minor problem, but it becomes a real annoyance when you have to deal with bits and bytes. Consider the right shift. As a good C/C++ programmer you know that right shifting of
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Here now and then, as a programmer, you have a hard time finding a good name for something. That thingy thing that eludes your wit and skill to name things. And that’s bad because it is hard to reason about unnamed entities. Symbols are deeply embedded in our brainwork and the right word has quite
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As a programmer, you will be quite familiar with the abs function. I thought I was. In fact it was filed in my brain drawer with the absolute mathematical function. It takes a number and provides an always positive or zero result. Right? Well, mostly. This morning, while typing in the scala REPL: