Overload Journal 115 - June 2013

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  • Fantasy Languages  WEB  PDF
    By Ric Parkin
    Software is all about describing a solution to a computer. Ric Parkin imagines what his ideal dialect would sound like.

  • Auto - A Necessary Evil?  WEB  PDF
    By Roger Orr
    Superficially simple language features can be surprisingly complicated. Roger Orr explores a new one that is likely to be used widely.

  • TCP/IP Explained. A Bit  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    Nowadays most programmers rely on network connectivity, often without really understanding the details. Sergey Ignatchenko compares and contrasts the two main protocols.

  • Demons May Fly Out Of Your Nose  WEB  PDF
    By Olve Maudel
    Language standards give guarantees about valid program behaviour. Olve Maudel discovers what happens if you break your end of the bargain.

  • Wallpaper Rotation on Ubuntu using Ruby and Flickr  WEB  PDF
    By Filip van Laenen
    Repetitive tasks are ideal candidates for scripting. Filip van Laenen walks us through a simple example.

  • Dynamic C++, Part 1  WEB  PDF
    By Alex Fabijanic
    Static and dynamic languages have different trade-off. Alex Fabijanic attempts to get the best of both worlds.

  • The Uncertainty Principle  WEB  PDF
    By Kevlin Henney
    Not being sure of something is usually thought of as a problem. Kevlin Henney argues to the contrary.

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