Interview: Ted Neward on Present and Past Languages
In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Ted Neward, author of "Effective Enterprise Java", talks about languages, statical, dynamical, objectual or functional. He dives into Java, C#, C++, Haskell, Scala, VB, and Lisp, to name some of them, comparing the benefits and disadvantages of using one or another.
Watch: Ted Neward on Present and Past Languages (47 min)
I think what could have been said is that bad language design can highlight or amplify bad communication in a team, but the underlying issue is, and always will be with the people doing the writing. Spending five minutes with the author of a piece of code, library, framework or language can do more than 10 hours of books or googling.
Fantastic talk! Keep these coming. Thanks for such high quality (and entertaining) content!
here's your currying for c#
return a1 => a2 => func (a1, a2);
Func<float,float,float> div = (a,b) => a/b;
var inv = div.Curry()(1);
Assert (0.5 == inv(2));
it's not as nice as in f#, but it's there. (Actually, only the Func<> syntax sucks, the body of Curry() hits it quite neatly. Functional programming in C# would look so much nicer with built-in syntax instead of Func<>)
still a very interesting interview!<><></float,float,float></t1,t2,tr></t1,t2,tr></t2,tr>
Re: here's your currying for c#
Jim Driscoll Dec 08, 2013