weekly reel September 13, 2020
Hi frendz, and music with new Mammal Hands.
Captured Spirits by Mammal Hands (bandcamp.com)
On the news,
- Kottke: The apocalyptic red western skies caused by climate change-fueled wildfires.
- [fr] Datagueule - Violences policières : ensauvagement politique.
- Adam Neely: Music theory and white supremacy, thx Heinz.
- [fr/qc] Marc Labrèche - Point de presse sur la COVID-19, 👏.
- RFC8890: The internet is for end users, YES.
- Rich Hickey (2017) Effective programs (transcript) offers both infuriating and relevant points around dynamic vs. static typing.
- It's infuriating when typing errors are categorized as menial, discarding years of your personal experience seeing prod explode because of stupid type errors in your dynamically-typed (python, ruby, etc) apps.
- ... but on the flip side, it made me see structural typing (as done by TS, among others) as a "data is what matters" feature, not a flaw.
- To complement the talk, check out Éric Normand - Clojure vs. the static typing world.
- Finally, I'm puzzled by his Rich Hickey (2018) Maybe not followup talk the year after. After all, maybe you like static typing, provided it's done with a thing of your own making, Rich? I don't see how what's brewing in Clojure
specfundamentally differs from the very things he criticized just the year before. Or maybe it's all about the structural vs. nominal thing and I cannot relate to it because I'm biased by my structural (TS) experience?