December, 2006

  • Yet Another Language Geek

    A Model for Query Interpretation

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    Evaluating Query Expressions After writing the code to translate query expressions and remove transparent identifiers, one of my first desires was to write a tool that would generate query expressions to test the correctness of the code. Of course...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Reading and Writing Queries

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    Now that we have discussed some of the underpinnings of query expressions, we can turn our attention to how to use them. As has already discussed , most people who see query expressions immediately think of SQL and often even mistake query expressions...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Thus Quoth the Humble Programmer

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    I love Scheme! It is such a beautiful language. I was first introduced to it during college. At that time, I thought it was an interesting language but I didn't see the power of the language until later. That moment came when I experienced reading The...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Transparent Identifiers

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    My last post described in detail how query expressions in C# are translated, but I have a confession to make. I did a little bit of hand waving through one part of the translation rules. The astute reader (whomever that is, whenever I read such things...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Comprehending Comprehensions

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    Not long ago, I was reading through some articles posted on programming.reddit.com when I came across an article claiming that C# is trying to be a dynamic language . One user posted a comment that mentioned that C# 3.0 included among other things "embedded...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Types of confusion

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    When I began programming in my early teens, I was very excited to learn about programming and also excited to become a "real" programmer . I remember picking up a book from the library that purported to teach what real programmers were like. I absorbed...
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