Category Archives: Programming Languages

Where are the fast dynamic languages?

But I also knew, and forgot, Hoare’s dictum that premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. — Donald Knuth Something bizarre happened on the Groovy-dev mailing list the other day. Alex Tkachman made what I thought was … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From Programming In Lisp

Two years ago I landed a job at ITA Software, which Paul Graham called one of the “ten or twenty places where hackers most want to work,” along with Google. And one of the interesting things about ITA is that … Continue reading

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