Overload Journal 107 - February 2012

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  • Many Hands Make Light Work  WEB  PDF
    By Ric Parkin
    Some people say the parallel revolution is coming. Ric Parkin argues it’s in full swing.

  • Memory Leaks and Memory Leaks  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    Correct use of memory is a major occupation of software development. Sergey Ignatchenko considers what we mean by ‘correct’.

  • Many Slices of Pi  WEB  PDF
    By Steve Love
    Many numberic estimation techniques are easily parallelisable. Steve Love employs multi-threading, message passing, and more in search of Pi.

  • Why Computer Algebra Won’t Cure Your Calculus Blues  WEB  PDF
    By Richard Harris
    We still haven’t found how to accurately do calculus. Richard Harris revisits an algebraic technique.

  • The Eternal Battle Against Redundancies, Part 2  WEB  PDF
    By Christoph Knabe
    Repeated information leads to poor quality software. Christoph Knabe continues to see how removing them has influenced language design.

  • A Practical Introduction to Erlang  WEB  PDF
    By Alexander Demin
    The future of massively parallel hardware will need good language support. Alexander Demin takes a look at an unexpected approach.

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