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digitalmars.D - D gets a mention by Verity Stob

reply div0 <div0 users.sourceforge.net> writes:
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/10/verity_stob/

Considering her usual acerbic wit she must like D.

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next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
div0 wrote:
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 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/10/verity_stob/
 
 Considering her usual acerbic wit she must like D.

Love the Stob. The factorial joke on page 3 is really funny :o). Andrei
Dec 12 2009
next sibling parent div0 <div0 users.sourceforge.net> writes:
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Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 div0 wrote:
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 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/10/verity_stob/

 Considering her usual acerbic wit she must like D.

Love the Stob. The factorial joke on page 3 is really funny :o). Andrei

Lol. Didn't notice that myself, ty. I save new Stob and BOFH till that point in the afternoon where I'm rapidly losing the will to live and more coffee has no effect. - -- My enormous talent is exceeded only by my outrageous laziness. http://www.ssTk.co.uk -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iD8DBQFLJCBgT9LetA9XoXwRAmmYAJ9ZIuxl5LLnf5/Dg8cj3K/QjHThTgCePiUR bvqKE0UOpkbp1/SHWG6b7w8= =SQjN -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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prev sibling next sibling parent reply JMRyan <nospam nospam.com> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote in news:hg0d2f
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 Love the Stob. The factorial joke on page 3 is really funny :o).

As funny as the factorial joke is, it doesn't work because infinity - 1 = infinity (for the same reason infinity! = infinity). JMRyan
Dec 13 2009
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
JMRyan wrote:
 Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote in news:hg0d2f
 $26jv$1 digitalmars.com:
 Love the Stob. The factorial joke on page 3 is really funny :o).

As funny as the factorial joke is, it doesn't work because infinity - 1 = infinity (for the same reason infinity! = infinity). JMRyan

The fact that it doesn't work is the joke. Andrei
Dec 13 2009
prev sibling parent "Simen kjaeraas" <simen.kjaras gmail.com> writes:
JMRyan <nospam nospam.com> wrote:

 Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote in news:hg0d2f
 $26jv$1 digitalmars.com:
 Love the Stob. The factorial joke on page 3 is really funny :o).

As funny as the factorial joke is, it doesn't work because infinity - 1 = infinity (for the same reason infinity! = infinity). JMRyan

There are plenty of reasons it doesn't work. Now see, it's not supposed to - it's a critique of the age-old recursive factorial which we all see far too often. I'd go with the recursive Fibonacci myself: fib( inf ) -> inf; fib( N ) -> fib( N + 2 ) - fib( N + 1 ); Now, with N being a bigint, this might take even longer than the common recursive fib - but not so much that we care. -- Simen
Dec 13 2009
prev sibling parent Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
div0 wrote:
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 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/10/verity_stob/
 
 Considering her usual acerbic wit she must like D.
 

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Dec 12 2009