[LA.pm] (no subject)

Ben Tilly btilly at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 16:32:39 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Christopher
Nielsen<christopher.nielsen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> August LA.PM meeting is tomorrow, Thursday August 27 at 7pm. See you then.
>> Our two speakers will be:
>> * John Beppo
>>    John will be talking about a COMET server he wrote in Perl, and
>>    integration into existing web applications.
>> * Aran Deltac (bluefeet)
>>    Aran presents: Destination Moose
> This sounds great, how did it go?

It was good.  And not just the prepared talks and fun and games
afterwards.  We had digressions on things from JavaScript-influenced
Perl coding styles to what roles were.

On the subject of co-routines I mentioned that my favorite paper on
the subject was how they are implemented in C (!) in PuTTY.  That
paper is http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/coroutines.html.
I really like the bit of it which says:

  Any coding standard which insists on syntactic
  clarity at the expense of algorithmic clarity should be
  rewritten. If your employer fires you for using this
  trick, tell them that repeatedly as the security staff
  drag you out of the building.


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