I got an OLPC for the holiday season. No, it wasn't for
the Horstmann twins—after all, it is one laptop per
child, so the child must be myself. I got it through the “give
one, get one program”. For $400, I got mine and a much more deserving
kid somewhere out there got one as well. (Hurry if you want to get
yours—the program ends today.)
years ago, in Chapter 1 of...
There has been another flurry of discussions about closures
in Java and minor
language enhancements, together with the usual flurry of “leave
the language alone” lamentations.
Conspicuously absent from this discussion was my
pet unappreciated language feature, native properties. Properties get no
respect. Every few weeks, another
blogger comes along and says “we need a property...
I am a reviewer for Java One. I have about 350 project proposals to plow through and not enough time to give each of them justice.
One submitter proposed a talk on "Doing your own language". The outline talked about parsing, abstract syntax trees, and generating code. I flippantly commented "A DSL is not a DYOL. You use a DSL precisely because you DON'T want to write another parser."