Overload Journal 106 - December 2011

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  • Patently Ridiculous!  WEB  PDF
    By Ric Parkin
    Software patents have a chequered history. Ric Parkin looks at some of the problems.

  • Moving with the Times  WEB  PDF
    By Alan Griffiths
    The ACCU is primarily a way for programmers to communicate. Alan Griffiths looks at its past, and speculates on its future.

  • The Eternal Battle Against Redundancies, Part I  WEB  PDF
    By Christoph Knabe
    The drive to remove redundancies is widely seen as a good thing. Christoph Knabe sees how it has influenced programming languages.

  • From the Age of Power to the Age of Magic and beyond...  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    Certain abilities allowed some societies to dominate their peers. Sergey Ignatchenko takes a historical perspective on dominant societies

  • RAII is not Garbage  WEB  PDF
    By Paul Grenyer
    Many think that Garbage Collection frees the programmer from cleanup tasks. Paul Grenyer compares and contrasts it with a classic C++ idiom.

  • Why Polynomial Approximation Won't Cure Your Calculus Blues  WEB  PDF
    By Richard Harris
    We’re still trying to find a good way to approach numerical computing. Richard Harris tries to get as close as possible.

  • Concurrent Programming with Go  WEB  PDF
    By Mark Summerfield
    Concurrency is becoming ever more important. Mark Summerfield looks at the approach of the new language Go.

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