Xah Programing Blog Archive 2015-08

Computer Science: What is vs How To

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SpaceOrb 360

Java for absolute beginners. Java Tutorial: Printing a String

OCaml Tutorial: Function (repost)

What's Point-free Programing? (point-free function syntax) (repost)

Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms (Added a great animation of Topre switch's rubber dome in action.)

The key feel of the Topre switch, used in Happy Hacking Keyboard, primarily came from its rubber dome.

Java Tutorial: The “extends” Keyword (updated)

Mac OS X Resource Fork and Command Line Tips (repost)

language tutorial popularity

apparently, Java PHP are most requested tutorial. The ranks are: Java PHP Python C# C++ C Javascript Objective-C Matlab R Swift Ruby …. 〔source: http://pypl.github.io/PYPL.html

Alan Kay on Object Oriented Programing

JavaScript Language Design: Dot Notation be Namespace or Object System (on its own page)

see also

Engineering = Hack Hack Hack. the Historical Origin of the “sprite”

nice video. It shows what depth engineering went into, and, the historical origin of the concept “sprite”.

《How “oldschool” graphics worked.》
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How to Calibrate Your Monitor's Color
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Keyboard Keycap Gallery

Python C C++ → Jail

python C Cpp goto jail  Francois Rene Rideau lisper on C

[• A Guide to Undefined Behavior in C and C++, Part 1 By John Regehr. At http://blog.regehr.org/archives/213 , Accessed on 2015-08-16 ]

see also Programing: Why I Hate C

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List of Keyboards with Topre Switch This is the famous switch used in Happy Hacking Keyboard.

Programing Style: Variable Naming: English Words Considered Harmful (repost)

Logitech Trackman Wheel (new photo. Early model actually have a “shark gill” lights.)

Why Undo Cut Shortcut Keys Are Bad? (major update. The {Z X C V} keys is not better on Dvorak.)

what's “operator” in programing language?

in programing languages, the concept of “operator” is completely fscked up.

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JavaScript operators

Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad Review

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Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad Review Buy at amazon

Xah Verdict: No Buy!

what languages are different from all others

of all the languages i know, { Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Clojure, Emacs Lisp, Wolfram Language } , the one standing out are JavaScript, and Wolfram Language.

so i was riding the bike on the street, and it occurred to me, what an odd language JavaScript is. Then i thought, is it true, critically? The languages i know of floated in my head and i went over them. I conclude, the 2 really odd, standing out from the others, are JavaScript and Wolfram Language.

JavaScript because of its Prototype Inheritance system. Wolfram Language because of its symbolic pattern matching (term rewriting language)

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Fin-switch at top, you push it left/right. Buy at amazon

ROCCAT NYTH Mouse. Brand new, just came out.

Programing Language: Polymorphism, Dispatch, and the Tale of Poly-Tinting

Logitech G502 Proteus Mouse. Look at it again. Analysis. Verdict: no buy.