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  • Cyrus' Blather

    Mono and Generics

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    Installed the mono beta without a hitch. Had no idea where it ended up in (thank god for OSX HD indexing and searching). Eventually found it in /opt/local/bin (didn't even know that directory existed). Tried to compile some of my code and got: cyrusn...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Mono and OSX

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    Looks like Mono isn't available under Fink (yet). I'm crossing my fingers for Apple to release it in the next version of OSX along with the other great Open Source projects they include like Perl and Python.
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Functional Streams

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    A pretty standard functional data type is the Stream. It behaves similarly to a list (in that it has a head and a tail), however with a stream the 'rest' of the list is lazily generated on demand. This allows one to create a data structure that can represent...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Intro

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    As you might guess from my name I am Russian (born in Moscow). My education is applied mathematics (specifically numerical methods and spectral analysis). In 1990 or so with a few other folks I co-founded imaging company ( http://www.csoft.com/ ). We...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Common functional operations implemented in C#

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    When coding in OCaml (one of my favorite languages) there are a few things available that i find myself missing in C#. These include free structural equality and an automatic printed form. Structural equality For example, given the following definition...
  • aaron's weblog

    A follow-up on Chad's request

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    As a follow-up to Chad Royal's request for a picture and bio of Visual Studio users, I want to conduct my own little experiment here too. If you don't use Visual Studio today, let me know. I want to know more about who you are, why you don't use Visual...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Validation schemas for various browsers

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    In VS Whidbey HTML Editor Target browser schemas are static. Same, btw, about page directive schemas and schemas that describe limited markup in such files as Global.asax. Yes, you can create your own schemas if you wish. However, a few things are important...
  • aaron's weblog

    Chad wants to get to know you better

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    Chad Royal, one of the Lead Program Managers on my team (and an all-around terrific guy), wants to get to know you better . As he put it, “ So tell me who you are and what you do with VS. Send me a picture. I'll print your picture, write your name...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Example of lazy evaluation

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    Chris Okasaki has the following example in his book of lazy evaluation: $-notation $ is a constructor for a new datatype called a suspension. In other words: datatype 'a suspension = $ of 'a the constructor $ takes an argument that is an expression...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Applications of the LazyLoader

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    I just got Purely Functional Data Structures by Chris Okasaki. I read his Thesis when I was in college and I wanted to check out the expanded print version. There were several nice things about the data structures presented in the book. Besides being...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    TechEd is sold out

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    Amazing! I'm so excited for the show... drop me a comment if you are going to be there, or drop by the Developer Tools and Technologies Cabana and say hi, play some XBOX, get your questions answered from our experts, etc... I've put a ton of work into...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    First blog entry

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    A couple of week ago I worked with Jay and Kevin on a little mental exercise. It was a lot of fun to do and you can read about it here: LazyLoader After that I found myself responding to several posters about design decisions we made and the usefulness...
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