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    cashto does the ICFP contest

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    This weekend I got 84th place in the online 10th annual International Conference on Functional Programming contest . Not bad, given that I hadn't any intention in, you know, actually competing. The task: in this year's competition, you are given 7MB...
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    Coding Against the Grain

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    The other day, I was reviewing a coworker's design for an area she was writing. As she was describing the responsibilities of each class, my attention was drawn to one in particular: "Why is this method in this class Foo? I mean, it's true that the...
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    How to Easily Understand Unfamiliar Code

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    I suspect my coworkers may consider me mildly insane. In our group, we typically require that code must be seen and reviewed by at least one other person before checking in. I try to do my part, and tend to respond to a lot of code reviews that come...
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    What I learned from Erlang

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    When I began learning Erlang , the thing that intrigued me most is this wholesale rejection of the concept of "state", "side effects", or even "loops". As I got to thinking about it, the hardest programming problems I've encountered almost always had...
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