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I posted a lovely technical rant today. I'm pleased with it. Folks are appearing to explain how very wrong I am.

I don't actually think there's only one right answer, but since I intentionally invited strong reactions by invoking the phrase considered harmful, I must take these responses in stride and respond with cheerful bonhomie and rocket grenade fire.

It takes me back to my beginnings, not as a programmer but as a writer. I was meant to be on the Internet, but there wasn't one yet for normal mortals. So I built a BBS out of chewing gum and baling wire, set up political forums and learned the arts of consensus and rhetoric, Peter Wiggin style.

Date: 2014-04-23 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cherdt.livejournal.com
Any time you write something that gets smart people arguing, that's a success!

I'm sad that apparently the ECMAScript 6 proposal is calling "->" arrow functions. Some--though not all--Scala references call them "rockets" which I find terribly entertaining to say. Although I guess nothing stops me from calling them rockets wherever I see them.

Date: 2014-04-24 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boutell.livejournal.com
I agree, rockets are charming.

Date: 2014-04-23 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shellefly.livejournal.com
I loved Peter Wiggin and their sister whose name I forget. It was much more fun for me to read about them being clever than Ender being traumatized.

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